09.06.2021 – 08:32
The socialist majority votes today the final report of the Commission of Inquiry for the dismissal of President Ilir Meta. The Assembly has included the issue of dismissal of the head of state as the first item on the agenda.
The battle of the Socialists to dismiss Ilir Meta passed the first test, that of the Commission of Inquiry, while today it is expected that in the plenary session in the Albanian Parliament will be raised for the first time the cards to dismiss a President. But, in order to dismiss the head of state, at least 94 deputies must have the same opinion. Currently, the Socialists in the Assembly have 74 seats, 3 more votes are guaranteed.
It is about the 3 deputies who entered the Assembly in 2017 with the logo of PDIU and the vote of the Social Democratic MP Jetmira Rraboshta, who replaced the chairman of PSD Tom Doshi, after the latter resigned irrevocably in the first hours of the date. April 26, a day after the parliamentary elections. Given that only the Socialists can not manage to politically dismiss the head of state will have to absorb votes from the deputies of the new opposition in Parliament, which seems to be not difficult. This is for a simple reason, that in the April 25 elections there are at least 10 deputies who entered the Parliament from the opposition lists that burned the mandates, which were included in the SP list in the April 25 elections.
DEPUTIES WHO ENGAGED WITH SP
Among the cartoons that are expected to be raised today in the session for the dismissal of Meta, the socialists are convinced of the support of the deputies; Lefter Koka, Aurora Mara, Ylli Shehu, Enver Roshi, Nimet Musai, Ediola Braha, Halit Valteri, Klajdi Qama, Vasil Sterjovski and Edmond Rrushi. But, the Socialists have the expectations to secure 94 votes, based on the fact that 97 deputies agreed to set up an Inquiry Commission for the dismissal of Ilir Meta. Another noteworthy fact is that out of 10 deputies who received votes for the SP on April 25, as part of the majority list in Parliament entered from the list of the SMI.
Recall that only Halit Valteri entered Parliament from the list of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Lefter Koka who in the last elections ran on the SP list in Durrës, in the 2017 elections received votes for the SMI and previously was Minister of Environment with the logo of the Socialist Movement for Integration. The other MP, Aurora Mara, who was second on the SP list in Debar, entered Parliament as an MP, as she did not obey the decision of the SMI to burn seats in 2019. Also, other MPs in 2017 they collected votes for the SMI when Ilir Meta was also in the campaign for a short time, after he was elected President, but who had not received the mandate.
At the end of the investigation that lasted almost a month, the Special Parliamentary Commission headed by Alket Hyseni that will no longer be in the next Parliament came to the conclusion that the head of state “has seriously violated the principle of exercising sovereignty by of the people (contrary to Article 2, point 1 of the Constitution); Has violated the Constitution and has simultaneously taken the rights of the sovereign and the Assembly; Tëto act arbitrarily by force, despite the nature of the Parliamentary Republic (contrary to Article 1, point 1, of the Constitution); Arbitrarily annulled the date of the elections (contrary to Article 92, letter “gj”, of the Constitution and Articles 8, 9 and 10 of the Electoral Code); Has violated the principle of periodicity of elections (contrary to Article 1, point 3 and Article 109 of the Constitution);
Has violated the principle of exercising power in the state by a government that emerged from free elections (contrary to Article 1, point 3, of the Constitution); Has violated the principle of constitutionality and legality (contrary to Article 4, second paragraph of the Constitution and Article 4 of the Code of Administrative Procedures); Has issued an act in open and flagrant contradiction with the laws; It has violated the principle of the right of citizens as sovereign to vote and to be elected (contrary to Article 45, point 1, of the Constitution) “, it is stated in the report of the Commission of Inquiry. Meanwhile, the final decision on the dismissal of the President if today the Parliament votes in favor of his removal, is given by the Constitutional Court, which is currently functional with 7 members out of 9 that it normally has.
OPPOSITION MEMBERS TO BE INCLUDED IN SP LIST
Lefter Koka (Former SMI MP in Durrës)
Aurora Mara (Entered Parliament from the SMI list in Debar)
Ylli Shehu (Entered Parliament from the SMI list)
Enver Roshi (Entered Parliament from the SMI list in Gramsh)
Nimet Musaj (Entered Parliament from the SMI list)
Ediola Braha (Entered parliament from the SMI list)
Halit Valteri (Entered Parliament from the PD list)
Clyde Qama (Entered Parliament from the SMI list)
Vasil Sterjovski (Entered Parliament according to the burning of mandates, as part of the SMI coalition)
Edmond Rrushi (Entered Parliament as part of