For almost a week, former Prime Minister Sali Berisha has started a tour of meetings. Hundreds of people in Tirana, thousands in Fier, enthusiastic meetings accompanied by cheers. A Berisha who looks stronger, tougher, and more direct.
And the analysis is very simple. Why do all those people follow him? Because the country needs it for the opposition. Lulzim Basha is not in opposition.
Lulzim Basha is Edi Rama’s bazaar.
He is the partner of the Prime Minister, of the agreements and of the political movements. In all these last 8 years are many the betrayals that he has done to the Democrats but also to various social groups.
We recall here the case of betrayal with the Nation Road, the National Theater, the Ring and so on. Lulzim Basha’s clientelistic and corrupt, personal interests related to the government, and which have extinguished the opposition voice.
Lulzim Basha is not considered as opposition by Albanians. It doesn’t inspire hope and confidence. That is why people today need to have real opposition. They want a strong opposition voice.
They want a battle and a confrontation with the government and Edi Rama. A strong opposition is also positive for the government itself.
Because an opposition as an extension of the ruling majority, is simply and only a vassal of corruption. And the vassal of corruption cannot be the Democratic Party, as it should be an alternative against Edi Rama.
Today more than ever, the country is suffering from the fact that there is no opposition.
There is a desperate need to have a strong, direct, denouncing opposition to ministers, to scandals, to affairs, to corruption. Because it would make better governance, and serve more citizens. As this is the function and the role of the opposition.
To stand firm and in front of the government. And not to make an extension of it and betray the causes of the citizens, for the millions of euros that go into the pockets of corrupt interests of the chairman of the opposition, which can no longer be called such.
Today Albania needs opposition more than ever, and that is why people seem to be supporting Berisha.
After seeing in him a strong voice that is speaking loudly.
Many people may not like Berisha, they may be critical of him. And they are in theri right to think so.
But there are many others who appreciate it. But the fact is one. The country today needs opposition and Berisha is a born oppositionist.
Meanwhile Lulzim Basha is a man born to bargains.
But, although they may be weighty names, honest and fair, their voice finds no space, because they are in the shadow of Lulzim Basha. The shadows of corruption overshadow everyone.
That is why Albania and the Democratic Party today need an opposition. Albanian citizens need real opposition, and Lulzim Basha can no longer do that. Maybe in order to have a real opposition, Basha should leave the leadership of the Democratic Party, for Berisha to withdraw from the battle that has started.
The country is in a really delicate situation, where for weeks it is in power for the third time the government of the Renaissance, of the Socialist Party, which had not happened before in these 30 years. And there is no discussion at all about government, reforms, salaries, pensions, the economy.
But is being discussed on the opposition. For what Albania really lacks. And the main responsibility for this is Lulzim Basha./CNA.al