Yesterday, in a personal decision, completely unadvised and not voted in any structure, without respecting any statutory rule, Lulzim Basha ruled out with a decision taken with his brother-in-law and wife by his side, his family members with whom he leads the Democratic Party in these 8 years, the former Prime Minister Sali Berisha and the former President of the country, the man who founded this party, and who in fact put Lulzim Basha at the head of it.
Basha took action following a request from the United States. He had a thousand and one other ways to deal with Berisha.
But in fact he behaved, as he has behaved these last 8 years with the Democratic Party. He and he “killed” Berisha politically. But it is clear that Berisha is not an “easy bone” to be “swallowed” by Luli Basha. And the only thing that can be accepted, is that Berisha “killed” himself, by placing Basha at the head of the DP.
This happened because he was the one who elected Lulzim Basha at the head of the DP. He was the one who introduced him to the DP in 2005. An uneducated man, who worked in Kosovo only because of his knowledge of the English language. When he came to Tirana at that time, he was announced as a visionary man, etc.
Recently, have emerged documents that show that he barely graduated from a university in the Netherlands after more than 12 years. Berisha “killed” himself, because all started with the appointment of Lulzim Basha at the head of several ministries, thinking that the next day he would be one of his heirs.
But from the Interior Ministry, to the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Transport, his scandals have no end. The corrupt affair with Nation Road, the scandal with the agreement on the sea border with Greece, and then the murders of January 21, 2011. Assassination that took over Berisha, although the responsible minister was Basha.
Then Basha was placed in charge of the Municipality of Tirana, where he stayed for 4 years and didn’t do any work. It is Berisha himself who intervened unilaterally in the 2013 elections for the leader of the Democratic Party, even after Basha registered the most catastrophic result in Albania, in Tirana, and the DP came out in opposition.
On July 22, 2013, he competed against Sokol Olldashi. Berisha was the man who put Lulzim Basha at the head of the Democratic Party. He attacked the people and rivals of Lulzim Basha. He put Basha at the head of the DP, excluding many democrats in Fier or Korça.
But Basha’s failures continued, from administrative reform to justice reform. For the latter he began the conflicts with internationals. And every time he had to give account in front of them, it was justified that “these are not mine actions, because the DP is still led by Sali Berisha”.
Then come his bargains on various laws. Thus, he initially challenged the Law on Higher Education. He promised to take her to the Constitutional Court, but then remained silent. Three months before the 2017 elections, Basha began 2 months protests in front of the Prime Minister building. He demanded the overthrow of Edi Rama, but in the end he made an agreement with him.
In 2017, he compiled a scandalous list of candidates, receiving 30 percent fewer votes than in 2013, when the DP came out in opposition. Instead of resigning, the embarrassing defeat dealt a blow to the DP elite, and the start of new internal clashes.
Basha rushes to organize a formal race for the DP leader.
Berisha was silent again, even though Basha was excluding his closest associates. Successful former ministers he had in government. An electoral farce takes place again in the DP. Berisha remain silent again, Basha is re-elected chairman.
Then followed the exceptions, not only of those who criticized the defeat of 2017, but also in the branches of the DP. Lulzim Basha makes a weak and selective opposition. He is often accused that it takes money from the various corrupt affairs that have taken place in the country.
So he was silent for a long time about the issue of incinerators, for which he remembered a few months ago, and then he was silent again. Already their representative within the opposition, Gerti Bogdani, has been announced as a candidate in front of Erion Veliaj for the Municipality of Tirana.
He talks temporarily about certain causes, and then abandons it.
He betrayed young people protesting against the pages for crossing the Nation Road, students in their protest against Edi Rama. To come to the biggest political “madness” in 2019, when he decided personally to burn the mandates of MPs.
And 8 years ago Basha didn’t hold any kind of responsibility. After money-financing scandals by the Russians, after destroyed the Democratic Party, Basha entered the election of 2021. He declared the victory precociously. He announced the lists of candidates again at the last minute.
It was again contested, and there were allegations that many deputies have bought their mandates. After losing, he came out and declared that an “electoral massacre” had taken place. Afterwards, the US announces the non grata declaration of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha.
Basha initially supports it publicly. He said that there are no facts and evidence.
That he will wait to get acquainted with them. And yesterday we saw the real Lulzim Basha. He announced his personal decision, and said that “this was the decision of his life, and hewould take any kind of responsibility”.
In fact, this was the ”suicide” of Sali Berisha. It was the answer he received from Lulzim Basha, from his chosen one. With all the mistakes that Basha has made, he should have left the post of DP chairman since 2017.
Or at least he should have resigned after the April 25 election.
But after Berisha’s non-grata announcement, he reacted very quickly and probably supported by Berisha organized the election in the party, thus securing the chair of the DP leader. And now, although it has no statutory powers, decide to expel Berisha.
It cannot be said that Basha “killed” Berisha. It is quite the opposite. Sali Berisha “killed” himself, since the day he “held on his side”, elected, helped and raised Lulzim Basha in politics. Now there is nothing left but for Berisha to act against the traitor, who committed this “political crime”.
Against the “boy” who tried to “kill his father”. The DP will not easily overcome this situation. There will be collision, debates, or maybe even conflicts, as they started last night, to understand in the end what is the final truth of Lulzim Basha, which will be related to his political future. So, the destruction to the DP, which after the “suicide” of Berisha appears in a dead end./CNA.al