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Meta takes ”control” of Monika Kryemadhi and the SMI/ Releaved the president’s plan


Meta takes ”control” of Monika Kryemadhi and the SMI/ Releaved the president’s plan



The Democratic Party and the Socialist Movement for Integration signed on March 1, 2021, an agreement to form a joint coalition for the parliamentary elections of April 25, based on the agrement that created the United Opposition on April 23, 2019.

The elections took place, and neither the DP nor the LSI won. The Democratic Party received 59 seats, meanwhile the SMI only 4 seats, out of 10 that had the last legislature, where it burned the mandates of deputies.

After the defeat, the leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, contested the process and spoke continuously about the war and the battle, while Monika Kryemadhi appeared only once in a communication for the media, accepted the defeat, and then disappeared from the political scene, to reappear just a few days next to her husband, President of the Republic Ilir Meta, as First Lady.

She hadn’t accepted to play this role before, so her appearance next to Meta, immediately impressed the public opinion. But while Kryemadhi remain silent, from the SMI, almost bankrupt as a political force, “Meta” style reactions appear from time to time.

Hinting that Meta has taken over the leadership of the SMI, a party that already can to be said to be without members. The reactions coming from those who have remained in the SMI, speak of a rift with the Democratic Party. So violating the much-trumpeted March agreement, when there was talk of a sure victory in the election.

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From the institution of the Presidency, Meta clearly seems to have taken the leadership of the SMI, although severely defeated. By keeping Monika Kryemadhi away from the political scene, Meta is suspected of carrying out plans for the April 25th parliamentary elections.

It seems that the President of the Republic will not surrender, despite the fact that the 4 deputies of the SMI will be in parliament in September. It was Kejdi Mehmetaj a few days ago who revealed the plans of the SMI, plans which seemed to involve neither the DP nor its leader Lulzim Basha.

Mehmetaj said that in September, the SMI will address the Constitutional Court for election irregularities, on the other hand Basha and no one from the DP has said a single word about the decisions of the Appeals and Sanctions Commission and the Electoral College./

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Berisha cannot “wash his hands” with Luli Basha like Pontius Pilate




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In a TV appearance on Euronews Albania in the show “Now” of Erla Mëhilli, former Prime Minister Sali Berisha spoke openly about the extreme decision taken by the US Department of State and Secretary Blinken, who declared him a non-grata person.

Berisha openly stated that in case Lulzim Basha would take a step against him, he would to do everything for the Democratic Party to return to the values on which it is founded. So

a blackmail, an open threat that the former Prime Minister and the former leader of the Democratic Party makes to his successor, whom he has elected at the head of the Democratic Party, supported whenever he failed, supported also every political action, and who is his “political son”.

But Sali Berisha cannot “wash his hands” so simply with Lulzim Basha, saying that “if he takes a step against me, I will take every step against him”. But why should the Democratic Party remain hostage to an act that Lulzim Basha can take against Berisha?

Does Berisha feel any regret by what has done Lulzim Basha in these eight years with DP? While many things have happened during this period, Berisha himself has not taken any steps. It has been the justifier, protector and cover of “political crimes” of Lulzim Basha.

Will Berisha start the analysis of the Democratic Party from 2014, with the election of the National Council or the Presidency? Will it continue with the Administrative Reform? With Justice Reform? Or the Tent’protests? Or will it stop at the 2017 lists, and the loss of those elections?

Basha was re-elected without a real race, and named all the structures himself. In 2019, the DP lost its legitimacy as a party by burning the mandates of deputies, boycotting the local elections, just to enter this year’s parliamentary elections without any guarantees.

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Basha formed a “criminal” alliance with the SMI, the most failed and corrupt political force in 30 years of transition. He entered the elections on April 25 and lost again. There was no further analysis of the loss. Many executives resigned. Basha re-appointed the entire structure of the DP.

And now, after a thousand and one scandals, beyond enrichment, villas, millions of euros earned by him and his family, Sali Berisha says he will react against Luli Basha, but only if the latter takes a step or action against his. What is beyond this blackmail?

Is this a political immorality? A “hand wash” like Pontius Pilates? Justifying that “DP has been a pro-American party for 23 years”, and distinguishing a period with 8 years of DP leadership by Basha, means to seek innocence, when your hands are stained in “crime”.

Because it is Berisha who has supported Lulzim Basha. He is the one who has appointed Lulzim Basha to the highest government positions. And for everything the latter has done, Berisha has supported him. Not only according to what Basha himself claims, but also according to the public attitudes held by Berisha himself.

The former Prime Minister cannot wash his hands like Pontius Pilate, as he also has the responsibilities for every “political crime” committed by Lulzim Basha in the last 8 years. With or without his silence. And now that he is speaking, it is too late. Berisha is speaking after they placed him with “shoulders behind the wall”. Now is late. It’s really late./



SMI was “executed” on April 25/ Monika Kryemadhi “commemorates the fallen”




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The April 25th parliamentary elections brought a severe blow to Ilir Meta’s party, the Socialist Movement for Integration, which is now led by his wife, Monika Kryemadhi. From 19 mandates he received 4 years ago, in the elections of April 25, 2021, the SMI was reduced to only 4 mandates, where “leads” the deputy with only 362 votes Petrit Vasili.

After the “melting” of the SMI, and after accepting the loss, Monika Kryemadhi “disappeared” from television screens and social networks. No single words, no reaction from her for many weeks. But today she is “wake up” to commemorate the “grace” of her party.

The 17th anniversary of the creation of the SMI, prompted Kryemadhi to write two lines of congratulations for the SMI on social networks. In a post on her profile, Kryemadhi reminds the party that no longer exists, or its “grace”, after the SMI was “executed” at the age of 17, on April 25, 2021, where it received a fatal blow.

But while remembering the “fallen” of the SMI, Kryemadhi writes that the “mission” continues. “Happy Birthday SMI! Happy Birthday for all of you boys and girls, men and women, for all of you who love her, you that have fought and continue to fight for what the SMI represents. The mission continues”- writes Monika Kryemadhi.

Perhaps Kryemadhi is talking about the “mission” that began on April 25, and who led to the final sinking of the party of her husband Ilir Meta, today President of Albania.

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We recall that the Socialist Movement for Integration was created on September 6, 2004, as a group of politicians separated from the Socialist Party, led by Ilir Meta.

In the first elections he ran in 2005, the SMI won 3 seats. In 2009 won 4 seats and became part of the government for the first time, thanks to the coalition with the Democratic Party.

In the 2013 elections the SMI won 16 seats and formed the government with the SP, while in 2017 it reached the peak with 19 seats won, but passed into opposition. Former chairman of the SMI, Ilir Meta was elected President of the Republic of Albania. In those elections, the SMI ran with Petrit Vasili as its chairman. Then the party was led by Monika Kryemadhi, who continues to led it until today.

Whereas, today SMI continues to be in opposition, after the fatal blow it received in the elections of April 25, 2021, where it ended with only 4 mandates of deputies, respectively Agron Çela in Shkodra with 2,656 votes, Erisa Xhixho in Tirana with 1.065 votes, Monika Kryemadhi in Fier with 1.771 votes and Petrit Vasili in Tirana with only 362 votes./



History cannot be erased/ Sali Berisha and a necessary comment




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For several weeks now, Albanian politics has been focusing on Sali Berisha and the decision of US Secretary of State Blinken to declare him non grata. This decision is being used to articulate many accusations, in fact without many arguments, according to which Berisha should leave from the Parliament at all costs.

In fact, Berisha’s figure must be analyzed from several points of view. First, Berisha has his own light-shade in his long political career. He certainly has his historical responsibilities for the good and the bad things that have happened in Albania. And history will judge these latter.

But what can we judge in 30 years, and what can we say about Sali Berisha? First, Berisha is one of the founders of the Democratic Party. One of the people, who in 1990 was at the head of those who overthrew the communist regime. He was later elected President of the Republic, and together with a hardworking Prime Minister, Aleksandër Meksi, was able to radically reform the Albanian state.

At that time were established new ministries, structures and institutions. The concept of taxes, capital, private property began to be implemented. Then came the pyramid schemes and the tragic events of 1997. The DP waged an existential battle at the time, and rose from the ashes in 2005, came to power, leading one of the best governments in the history of Albania.

Like it or not, this is a fact that is accepted in international reports. Thousands of businesses and citizens today give Berisha the right to a flat tax of 10 percent. Meanwhile, order and security underwent an epochal change during 2005-2009. Dozens of gangs and criminal groups that had invaded Albania, ended up in prison.

Albania entered the Schengen area, and Albanians began travel for the first time to Europe without visas. The country joined NATO with Sali Berisha as Prime Minister. So, in almost 22 years, for 13 years Albania has been governed by democrats, with their pros and cons.

Of course there was corruption, as well as other problems.

But Sali Berisha cannot be multiplied by zero. This is the mistake everyone makes. He has been the Prime Minister of Albania, chairman of the Democratic Party. The history of the Democratic Party cannot be multiplied by zero, because some socialists or supporters of Lulzim Basha want it.

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Berisha should clarify personally the non grata declaration with the US State Department. The US Embassy has the right to request the official position of the DP towards Berisha. But the great truth is that Sali Berisha is the statesman of these 30 years of democracy and transition, and as he has made mistakes, he also made good things.

Can we find faults and attack Sali Berisha? Infinitely. He made fatal mistakes with former political persecutors. He rose to power twice, and failed to complete the compensation process for former persecutors and former owners.

He also kept in charge the infamous law no.7501, or was partially responsible for the tragic events of 1997. But in the meantime, there are many historical political acts for Albania, which bear the signature of Sali Berisha. We have seen him on the side of American presidents, on the side of chancellors and Prime Ministers across Europe.

Berisha is a story, whether some people like it or not. Therefore, the articulation by some individuals is disgusting and cannot be accepted not only by the Democrats, but also by the media and the entire civic elite.

The Democratic Party needs to be more careful. Because by “killing” every day Sali Berisha, it will kill its history, and in the end it will be destroyed as the leftists want. It will be history that will put the dots on the “i” for Sali Berisha.

But the politics of the day cannot be so disgusting as to reject everything that Sali Berisha has done for Albania. Otherwise, this behavior would be worse than under communism. Only the dictator Enver Hoxha once erased the past history, built his variants, and gave them as “fond” to the Albanians.

But this cannot happen in a democratic history. Sali Berisha must be accepted for what he has done well, and will be challenged for what he has done badly. Time will tell. No one can say that Secretary Blinken’s decision is right or wrong. Time will tell./