The incumbent chairman of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, seems to have started another movement against former Prime Minister Sali Berisha. Hoping to survive at the helm of the DP, it is learned that Basha has started to call one by one in his office people whom he thinks he can shake from their position against him and the decision taken to expel Sali Berisha.
CNA.al has learned from official sources in the DP, that Lulzim Basha has tried in recent days to negotiate with some well-known figures of the DP by offering them positions and tasks.
But where will Luli Basha find these posts, since he is in opposition and not in power, would ask any ordinary reader?
For those who are not aware, we remind that the Democratic Party in agreement with the Socialists has already begun negotiations to take the posts that belong to the opposition, not to mention the part of the pie that Edi Rama is ready to give to Lulzim Basha, in the hope that will keep the latter closer and closer, as the road to Rama-Basha co-government is already clear.
CNA.al has learned from confidential sources, that Basha in these meetings held with political leaders, delegated district leaders and members of the presidency, has asked for thenominations to various boards that will represent the DP.
Basha has come up with several variants, emphasizing that all posts that legally belong to the opposition, will be taken despite the fact that many of them were occupied by yesterday’s parliamentary opposition, ie by parliamentary groups that became part of Parliament, after the burning of mandates by Lulzim Basha in February 2019.
The same sources stressed that Basha has received full guarantees, that there will be a replacement of boards in the Bank of Albania, in the Audiovisual Media Authority, in the Public Radio and Television and many, many other institutions, which according to the law have representatives from both political camps.
On the other hand, Edi Rama seems very generous in his offer, giving many positions in the public administration to the names proposed by Luli Basha. The latter is rushing to make these offers to many of his executives and associates, not to allow them to go to what might be called an uprising against Lulzim Basha within the Democratic Party.
The bazaar is clear:”Dont go to Berisha’s side, instead attack him, and I offer you this post. You will have the opportunity to take your brother to this post, your sister to this other post, etc”. A clear and disgusting bargain by Lulzim Basha, who is offering the posts given by Edi Rama to divide the Democrats, and to save himself from a “tsunami” that has begun to rise within the DP.
Sources emphasize that this and some other moves of Lulzim Basha, are his last hopes to resist not to resign after the clash he has with the party base. Everything seems to be quite difficult. It remains to be seen who will be the people that will accept Luli Basha’s alms or “bone”, which comes after his agreement and cooperation with Rama.
Another bargain offered in many areas is the race for municipalities. Basha has started to deceive the people, by emphasizing that early local elections will be announced very soon. The decision of the Venice Commission on the legitimacy of the 2019 elections is awaited, and Ilir Meta will decree the date of the early elections.
In this scenario, Basha would offer support to the surrounding people. After all, the biggest reaction against him comes from the base. But this again seems to be a lie, and a game to have on his side it branches chairmen or contenders, who intend to take leading positions.
Or those who aims to compete for municipalities. On the other hand, Lulzim Basha is promising them to run the branches of the Democratic Party in many localities.
After most of the local mayors’mandates have already ended, or some of them have resigned.
From the posts of Edi Rama, to the management of the branches of the Democratic Party, the candidacy for mayor, or to the promise that they will be part of the list of deputies after 4 years, are the offers in the “soup pot” of Luli Basha, who has enjoyed a spoonful and is trying to give it to those who have long distanced themselves from the truth to enjoy it. And now he wants to use them by offering him a spoonful of “soup” cooked by him and Edi Rama./CNA.al