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The analysis/ 17 facts why Lulzim Basha lost

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The analysis/ 17 facts why Lulzim Basha lost

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The Democratic Party registered only 4 days ago an electoral catastrophe, where the result clearly seemed to be to its disadvantage. In his last appearance before the media, Lulzim Basha didn’t declare his resignation. He was careful in his articulation. Basha didn’t say that he recognize or not the elections. Let’s see what are the factors that led to the loss of Lulzim Basha, ie real reasons and not justifications.

Delayed campaign

Basha started very late his electoral campaign. The result increase, and the campaign can be called positive. But last week it had a decline and some incidents that affected the final result.

Campaign personalization

Basha claimed that all the achievements of Albania in these 30 years were his merits, the abolition of visas with the EU, NATO membership, etc. This approach was an erasure of the entire contribution of the DP in the governance of the country.

The incidents

The DP set up several paramilitary ”structures”, which hoped to prevent vote-buying. But instead of being well-organized groups of citizens, these groups consisted of armed elements that caused a tragic event in Elbasan with 1 killed and 4 injured, costing the DP thousands of votes.

Xhelal Mziu

After the event in Elbasan, the candidate of Dibra region Xhelal Mziu said that everyone else who dare to buy votes, would have the fate of the victim Pjerin Xhuvani in Elbasan. This statement shocked the public again within 48 hours, which caused another blow to the DP a few hours before the vote, especially in the south of the country.

Delayed announcement of candidates for MPs

Frustrated by other parties in the race, such as Topalli and Patozi, Lulzim Basha decided to take the lists to the CEC at the last minute, to not allow many of the dissatisfied names to compete in other parties, which could jeopardize his votes. This led to a delay in organizing the campaign.

The changing of the list of candidates

Earlier, Lulzim Basha had promised them a lot of people that they would be on the candidate lists. But then he didn’t include them at all, or positioned them too below in the list. Such is the case of Piro Ahmetaj in Vlora or Andrea Mano in Korça. Such behavior discouraged PD supporters.

Delegates or candidates who were changed

In some regions, delegates were often changed, such as in Korça, Tirana, Vlora and Shkodra. There were many other areas, where it was not yet known who was the delegate. This caused clashes in the local branches.

The madness of Ilir Meta

Without any discussion one cause of defeat, is President of the Republic Ilir Meta, with his rampant language almost to madness. Democrats refused to talk about Ilir Meta, because when they saw him on the TV, he seemed like a mad man who didn’t know what he was talking about.

Clashes between candidates

Placing many well-known candidates in non-winning positions, brought conflicts between the candidates. Most of them couldn’t break the list, except Luciano Boci.

The disruption of DP structures

Many of the old names that have been DP contributors, have been ousted or insulted in recent years. They were called to the campaign, but it was too late. Another disruption was that of the electoral staff of the DP candidates, where in some cases there was violence.

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The separation of DP

There are tens of thousands of votes lost by the allies that the DP had once. For example, National Front received about 2.000 votes at the national level, or New Movement about 4.000 votes. Excluding new parties such as the Democratic Conviction with 8.238 votes, the Albanian Democratic Movement with 4697 votes of Myslim Murrizi, and about 7.000 votes of Jozefina Topalli and the Movement for Change. So over 20.000 votes that could produce almost 2 more mandates.

He didn’t listen to warnings and criticism

Basha entered the campaign as a braggart, not listening to the warnings and criticisms that had been made to him since 2015. He went ahead with the theory of the party’s enemies, blaming them for everything he had done wrong. These actions provoked a lot of dissatisfaction in the DP base.

Candidates disqualification commission

The Nishani-Ruli Commission, aimed to disqualify the names of the candidates on the basis of some principles that they appointed themselves. The commissioners analyzed 4.000 candidacies, without knowing at all the influence of each of them in each constituency. The commission excluded names such as Luan Baçi, Ervin Salianji or Tritan Shehu, whom Lulzim Basha placed again in the list.

Confrontation of candidates with the vote against

The vote within the DP to disqualify the candidates, propagated by Basha as a formula of well-known conservative parties in the West, sparked an internal conflict within the party. In many cases the process was manipulated, in order to select the candidates that wanted Basha and not the DP membership.

Re-election of Basha at the head of the Democratic Party and the farce of 2017

The elections for the leader of the Democratic Party in 2017, couldn’t unite the Democratic Party. They left DP divided, and this effect continued in this year’s election. The appointments in some DP branches of some unsupported political figures, distanced many Democrats.

The burning of the mandates of the deputies

That action taken in February 2019, brought a great cost to the DP. It also caused non-competition in local elections, putting the DP in conflict with the international factor.

Boycott of local elections

That act brought many losses in the 2021 elections, as the opposition handed over at least 14 municipalities it administered. The case of the Municipality of Devoll, where the DP had an advantage of about 3.000 votes when it administered the local government, and now only about 200 votes, is very significant.

So for all these facts, the cause of the loss has a name:Lulzim Basha! Whether he resigns from the leadership of the Democratic Party, this is a responsibility that can bring many consequences for the future of the Democratic Party, even questioning its existence.

If the DP will make such an analysis by listing the above factors or even others, correcting everything done wrong, then there will be a glimmer of hope that it will be re-raised.

But if he goes “forward” holding Lulzim Basha at the helm, and behaving as if nothing happened, there will never be light at the end of the dark tunnel where Lulzim Basha introduced the Democratic Party./By Elvi Fundo- CNA.al

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Facts and figures/ Invalid votes refute the claims of the Democratic Party

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https://www.cna.al/2021/05/07/fakte-dhe-shifra-votat-e-pavlefshme-rrezojne-pretendimet-e-pd/

It has been 12 days since the April 25 parliamentary elections, when the Socialist Party won the third term with 74 seats to govern the country. After the defeat, the Democratic Party, which managed to get only 59 seats, is making various claims trying to justify its failure.

Lulzim Basha is seeking the alibi of losing to the invalid votes, lying to the Democrats that they allegedly won. But even invalid votes don’t make winner the DP, even if they are recounted, at least in the 5 main regions of the country.

At the national level there are 1.578.00 valid votes and 83.000 invalid votes. CNA.al brings to the readers a detailed analysis of invalid votes in some regions, based on the official data published by the CEC. Let’s analyze them one by one.

In Tirana, the difference between SP and DP is about 44.000 votes, where according to the CEC 18.000 votes are invalid.

The difference is huge, and taking as a reference an average percentage of invalid votes 50 to 50, they don’t produce any additional mandate for the DP.

In Elbasan, the difference between SP and DP is 29.000 votes. 9.771 votes are invalid, where for 66 votes the SP gets the ninth mandate.

The probability of an invalid vote is close to the percentage won by the political force, and this means that in many regions there are no surprises.

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In Fier region, the difference between SP and DP is 27.000 votes in favor of SP. There are currently 9.300 invalid votes. Here too, it seems that from the difference of the parties in the race, there is no additional mandate for the DP.

In Durrës, the difference is 16.500 votes, where the Socialist Party is again in advantage. 7808 votes are invalid. The DP aims for the SMI to receive a mandate from the SP. But for this SMI needs 2.300 more votes, while there was no contestation during the vote counting process.

In Berat, the difference between the two major parties is 19.000 votes in favor of the SP.

The DP demands the reopening of the ballot boxes in the hope that the SMI, ie Ardit Çela, will get his mandate, which he can get for almost 300 more votes.

In Korça, the difference between SP and PD is 10.000 votes, where the Socialist Party leads again. 7.375 votes are invalid.

The SMI needs another 1.000 thousand votes to get an additional mandate from the SP. But this is impossible.

The only disputes in the count are between the candidates within the DP-Alliance for Change coalition, as the counters stole each other’s votes. So with a simple analysis falls the legend that invalid votes will overturn the result./CNA.al

Fakte dhe shifra/ Votat e pavlefshme rrëzojnë pretendimet e PD

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Meta can be prosecuted by SPAK/ He risks 10-15 years in prison after the call for violence

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President Ilir Meta reacted for the first time yesterday regarding the request of the Socialist Party for his dismissal. In the 13-page documentation, sent to the Parliamentary Committee on Laws, Meta didn’t say anything new, except those he stated in press conferences, during, before and after the election campaign.

“For more than 2 years, the entire parliamentary activity of the Parliament, has tried to hit the activity and constitutional activity of the President of the Republic, which for a long time has been and remains the only legitimate constitutional institution and not captured by the party in power.
In these desperate efforts of this illegitimate Parliament, the latter has continued to be involved in fictitious processes, unsupported by the Constitution and laws, but only blindly moves politically oriented”- said in the documentation sent to the Law Commission.

According to Meta, this initiative of the one-party parliament is an abuse of legislative activity, and aims to divert attention from the demands of the President of the Republic, the opposition, and international organizations to uncover criminal acts committed by the state party to manipulate the electoral process held on April 25th.

But in the evidence gathered by the majority, it is possible that the president will end up in criminal prosecution. The majority has gathered 115 evidence, which will be used to ask the Parliament for Ilir Meta’s dismissal. There are 63 statements made by the President on media and social networks, as well as 52 news items published by the media, which refer to Meta’s harsh rhetoric.

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Are well known the statements about amputations, statements that threatened police officers, judges and prosecutors, statements where the president incites violence, calls for war, statements calling on citizens to grab scythes and forks and many others. The President of the Republic may be dismissed for a serious violation of the Constitution and for committing a serious crime, according to the procedure provided in Article 90, point 2 and the notion of “serious crime”, includes in the first place the crime of treason against homeland.

The majority says that Meta has continuously violated the Constitution. The head of the Socialist Parliamentary Group, Taulant Balla, is convinced that the evidences are so stubborn and proves that Meta has violated the Constitution, so he should be fired.

If Meta is fired, SPAK will deal with him. Currently, Ilir Meta has immunity as President of the Republic. But if he is fired from his duty he is “stripped” of this privilege and the Socialists find it very easy to sue him in the SPAK, for calls for chaos and violence.

Calls for insurrection are punishable by law, and for this reason the judiciary comes into play at this point. The Criminal Code clearly states incitement to violence and calls for violence to overthrow the constitutional order. There are two criminal offenses. One envisages a fine of up to 3 years, and the other from 10-15 years in prison./CNA.al

Meta drejt SPAK-ut/ Rrezikon 10-15 vite burg pas thirrjes për dhunë

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Meta-Basha, the “martyrs” of April 25/They left aside the scythes and garden forks and started the war

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Meta-Basha, the “martyrs” of April 25/They left aside the scythes and garden forks and started the war

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, could not detach himself from the politics of the day, even during the homages held in honor of the Martyrs of the Fatherland. From the Martyrs’ Cemetery, Meta has not given up his calls for freedom.

“This is the day to commit to do much more for Albanian citizens to enjoy the freedoms that belong to them in their homeland, for Albania to have the place it deserves in the EU, and especially for young people to have a future. Europeans in their country“- said Meta.

So Meta, like the leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, has a war in his head. A war they invented after being “martyred” on April 25. Ilir Meta’s SMI managed to get only four seats, out of 19 it had won in the last parliamentary elections.

The results showed that more than a failure, it was a bankruptcy of the SMI of Ilir Meta. In this failure, Meta attracted also the Democratic Party and Lulzim Basha, with the coalition that Monika Kryemadhi signed with them. “The drowned drowns you”-say a proverb.

And so it happened. The SMI, which had long begun to weaken and weaken with the mass departure of leaders, members, MPs, “dipped” deeper and deeper the DP, leaving it in the Opposition.

Meta can not swallow up the SMI collapse. So he comes out says that today more than ever we must commit to freedom. But Albania is not at war, it has simply held parliamentary elections, a normal procedure as in any other country in the world, where the SMI has come out with only four seats.

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Albania held elections, which Meta, under the costume of the President of the Republic appreciated, despite calls for rebellion, cutting off hands and sharpening scythes and garden forks. Statements which were supported by Lulzim Basha and his people.

He has already set aside scythes and garden forks, and comes out and gives us lectures on freedom, while the majority has demanded his removal from the post of President, arguing that he has violated the Constitution, before, during and after the election campaign.

On the other hand, Basha cannot justify the loss and failure, and goes out saying that the war has just begun. Meanwhile, rumors within the DP are increasing about his removal from the leadership of the Democratic Party.

The pair of “martyrs” of April 25, Meta-Basha, are persistently looking to hold their chairs, while both have been humiliated, as they promised resignations in case of loss, and haven’t yet given them./CNA.al

Meta-Basha, “dëshmorët” e 25 Prillit/ Lanë kosat e sfurqet dhe nisën luftën

 

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