Members of the Democratic Party and Socialist Movement for Integration in parliament of Albania have made it official in establishing their respective parliamentary groupd.
Members of the Democratic Party have elected Rudina Hajdari as the chairperson while the Socialist Movement for Integration has selected Nimet Musai as the chair of the parliamentary group.
In her remarks in parliament, Hajdari underlined the importance of electoral reform and urged against the boycott of local elections scheduled for June 30th.
“I am honored to represent those Democrats that are here with us today. We will represent those Democrats who want us here. Our alternative is clear. This parliament needs a new electoral system because it has become a generator of evil. We are open to discussions to support justice reform and Albania’s EU integration. Constitutional amendments that took place in 2008 led Albania to destruction. We will find a suitable formula for political representation so that MPs are selected by the people and not by the chairman. Those Democrats that are outside parliament should consider this as an offer and i call on them to support us. This government may be corrupt or compromised but we do not want to boycott the local elections. Time might not be in our favor but we will not let Democrats down. I call on all opposition parties to reconsider the possibility of participating in the elections,” she said.
The number of members of parliament has climbed to 102. 79 MPs belong to the ruling majority and 23 to the new opposition parties. Four other lawmakers are awaiting for the decision of the Central Election Commission after they submitted their decriminalization documents./Tiranapost/D.U