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Albania: mass demos and internal political Chaos,

Again, have demonstrated tens of thousands of Albanians against the government. In the country, the power struggle has been taking place since weeks a sharp. Also the EU and the US have positioned themselves.

tens of thousands of people follow the call of the Albanian Opposition, to demonstrate against Prime Minister Edi Rama. Around the government and Parliament buildings in the city centre of Tirana, the protest March moved, with banners such as "Rama jail - free elections".

the Chairman of The conservative Democratic party, Lulzim Basha, the leader for weeks, the protests, shouted to his followers: "the Whole of Albania and the whole world saw the determination of a United people to freedom, democracy and European values, to the punishment of Edi Rama and with the crime related to politicians." The day that they are placed before the court, coming closer and closer.

For weeks, the leader of the opposition Basha is trying to rush

... the Prime Minister Rama.

For weeks, domestic political Chaos

Albania's internal policy head: leader of the opposition, Basha, Ex stands for weeks-foreign Minister, and by unsuccessful opposition candidate Edi Rama during the last parliamentary elections in 2017, and the members of his group to boycott since February, the Parliament. They laid a Protest against the - as you say - corrupt government of the socialists Rama their mandates.

Since then, Basha and his followers with demonstrations, political pressure on the government to exercise. So today, at the second large rally in Tirana, within four weeks. "In Your name and with Your support I will send a clear message to our Western friends who have supported us on our way for 29 years: There is no stability without democracy!" Basha said.

US and EU criticize the Opposition

The multi-week boycott of Parliament, the Opposition - once in the post-Communist history of Albania, was convicted of Rama, as well as by the US government and the EU Commission, unanimously, as a step in the wrong direction. In an open letter to both the US and the EU Ambassador made on Friday in Tirana it clear that they considered the current government and the Parliament as the legitimate institutions.

The EU representative warned the Opposition that its boycott of Parliament and the resulting political destabilization that could endanger the way of Albania into the EU seriously.

tens of thousands demonstrate in Tirana against the head of government Rama
Clemens Verenkotte, ARD Wien
16.03.2019 18:44 PM

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