This is the reason why the Democratic Party has considered this decoration a criminal act. The vice chairman of this party’s parliamentary group, Gent Strazimiri, “the decision to honor the person who shot Azem Hajdari represents an act of revenge by the successors of the communist cupola that ruled the country for 46 years in a row by shedding the blood of the innocent”. “Rama’s decision to honor the person who shot Hajdari is the resuscitation of the sins of the bloody past of this country”.
But, PM Edi Rama has distanced himself from this decision. He has even issued a press release on this issue, saying that not only he has nothing to do with this decision, but he considers this proposal and the approval of this decision as provocation. Rama declared that he has requested from the Prefect of Kukes not to sign that decision, while he has condemned what he considered to be an irresponsible act of the councilmen of Has. “It’s a disgrace! Mazreku should have never been declared an Honorary Citizen”, Rama is said to have declared during the SP’s parliamentary group meeting. On the other hand, the head of the state, Ilir Meta has also become part of this debate, declaring through his advisor that the decision to decorate Gafur Mazreku is an unnecessary act of provocation.