PM Rama defies the opposition, he refuses to resign
Prime Minister Edi Rama delivered a press conference today to comment the recent political developments in the country, while declaring that he does not intend on resigningAccording to premier Rama, the opposition has embarked on something unheard of in the history of countries that hold elections.An unprecedented and an unheard act, but n...
Opposition MPs quit parliament, a peaceful rally is held
The way the opposition chose to abandon its parliamentary mandates yesterday can be considered as nothing short of a ceremony. The whole thing started as a marching protest from parliaments building to this partys headquarters, where MPs presented their resignation. Despite concerns over possible violence, this protest was different to the one he...
International community: Democracy should not be hindered!
The international community continues to be focused on the latest political developments in Albania. Senior officials launched an appeal to the opposition in the country asking it not to abandon its parliamentary mandates and distance itself from violence. So, a spokesperson of the US State Department has announced that vice under Secretary of Stat...
Opposition holds massive protest
Its been more than three hours that oppositions supporters have been protesting peacefully in front of the parliaments building in Tirana. Opposition MPs, who have abandoned their parliamentary mandates, are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Rama and the creation of an interim government which would lead the country to early elections....
Foreign ambassadors intensify their meetings in light of the recent political crisis
Representatives from the main diplomatic centers accredited to Tirana have intensified their meetings in the light of the recent political crisis in the country after the opposition announced its decision to abandon its parliamentary mandates. These meetings follow the official statement issued by the US embassy two days ago urging politicians in t...
Fears over a violent scenario,  parliament session cancelled
As parliamentary speaker, I have the obligation to prevent any illintentioned scenario for lawmakers. This was declared today by the countrys parliamentary speaker, Gramoz Ruçi who announced the cancellation of todays parliamentary session fearing a possible violent scenario in todays protest that the opposition will hold in front of parliame...
Police concerned over the use of violence and criminal acts
There are growing concerns over the use of violence and acts of a criminal nature. This was the warning launched by State Police today about the protest that the opposition is expected to hold in front of parliament. The information gathered today suggests that there are clear intentions of engagement in acts of violence and acts of a criminal nat...
Will the Democratic Party manage to keep up its struggle?
By Eduard ZaloshnjaThis article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alTwo years ago, the leader of the Democratic Party struck a deal with the leader of the Socialist Party. Based on this agreement, the key positions in the government and other institutions would be divided between these two parties, unt...
Democrat MPs take a unanimous decision to resign
The National Assembly, which is also the highest forum of the Democratic Party has come out with a unanimous decision to abandon the parliamentary mandates that this party holds. This finalizes the decision that the partys leadership and parliamentary group announced a few days ago. The assembly was the last instance that had to approve the decisi...
The opposition will shrink in the June elections, PM Rama says
Prime Minister Edi Rama warned the opposition that the number of votes that it will be able to obtain in the June local government elections will be less than two years ago when parliamentary elections were held.Yesterday,PM Rama held a meeting with residents of Puka in the north of the country, focusing his speech on the oppositions decision t...