Yesterday’s plenary sitting in parliament has been tense and was associated with debates between MPs. This situation led to the expulsion of a minister and six opposition MPs from parliamentary sittings in the next ten days to come. This decision was taken by the Parliament’s Bureau for minister Ditmir Bushati and MPs Flamur Noka, Edi Paloka, Endrit Brahimllari, Kejdi Mehmetaj, Ervin Salianji and Klevis Balliu. Flamur Noka MP was expelled because he threw flour at PM Rama, while MPs Klevis Balliu, Ervin Salianji and Kejdi Mehmetaj for throwing eggs, paper balls and water bottles. For similar behaviors and breach of the regulation, the Bureau also decided to expel Edi Paloka and Endrit Brahimllari, both MPs.
Meanwhile, minister Ditmir Bushati was penalized because he reacted by throwing water to opposition MPs, a gesture for which he apologized through a status on social networks. This gesture was considered as an instinctive gesture by PM Edi Rama, who publicly apologized for it. Nonetheless, as far as the expulsion is concerned, he said that the rules “apply the same for everyone”. On the other hand, on behalf of the MPs who were expelled, the democrat MP Edi Paloka said that this decision was expected, adding that the Prime Minister is not expelled, although, according to him, he insults the people of this country on a regular basis.