By Ylli Pata
Lulzim Basha has carried out the fourth purge of the Democratic Party, since he took office, 8 years ago in 2013.
Now, even those few opposition politicians who have had critical attitudes towards the president, and who have remained in the National Council, have become extremely rare, and in all likelihood, their voices look like a small island, thus creating the opportunity for cleansing next and complete.
Bujar Nishani, although he has remained a member of the National Council since he was a former president, in all likelihood he, as he did in the Assembly will not go, or may go when there is a “war” decision that he can call Berisha a Basha, for an “extraordinary” issue to declare war.
Not even having the post of head of the National Council, which Basha eliminated before the Assembly, the former president is unlikely to return his critical stance towards the DP leader, in a process aimed at holding debate within the Party of his.
Agron Shehaj or Kadilli will also be in similar positions to Nishani, but Shehaj, having the opportunity to be an MP, can “fix the biography”, increasing the dose of accusations against the government, during speeches in the Assembly.
However, what stood out is the non-election as a member of the National Council, of Edith Harxhi, who was also the senior official of the Democratic Party in addition to Lulzim Basha, who held a meeting in Tirana, with the Assistant Secretary of State , Phipip Reeker, who visited Albania a while ago.
In addition to this meeting, Edit Harxhi also spoke about the “delicate” issue in the Democratic Party, that of declaring Sali Berisha Non Grata from the US, but went even further, where he stated that Lulzim Basha was also denied an entry visa to America.
Meanwhile, Arben Ristani, the former number two of the DP for 8 years, was not elected to the National Council, where there are 300 members, most of them unknown and without any public stance or experience in the party before.
Arben Ristani, especially after the burning of mandates, has been one of the strongest critics of Lulzim Basha and the political course. Ristani, during the investigation launched by the Prosecution against Lulzim Basha, for lobbying in the US with Russian money, stated that he as secretary was not aware of the operation. An attitude that later brought the even stronger revenge of Lulzim Basha, who placed the number 2 of the fourth party in the Vlora region in 2017.
Ristani, during his recent stances, has also been quite clear about the announcement of Berisha Non Grata, which he has described as a serious development, for which the DP must maintain its political position.
Today, no one dares to speak to the DP about Berisha’s punishment, in order to face it as a first-hand political issue.
Even Mark Marku, who elaborates on this issue superficially, seems to have been a “hybrid” finding alla Basha, so for the DP to accept Berisha’s punishment, the State Department must also punish Edi Rama. This can be expressed by a fanatical militant who, although he hates Edi Rama more, has begun to become aware of the fact that Sali Berisha is politically a “fossil” that brings to the DP the era of “dinosaurs”.
Meanwhile, it is up to an elected opposition politician to take seriously the high-level political stance of the US, speaking out precisely about the Gordian knot of the issue that belongs to the PD. Should the DP keep in its parliamentary group a deputy who has been declared non grata by the US?
If he does not take a stand, it is clear that the DP, although not expressing itself, holds the same stance as Sali Berisha. So, political activity will double after the decision of the American government.
Meanwhile, Lulzim Basha, in his speech in the Assembly, did not give any position on the platform that the DP has in the new political season in the country, since the anti-corruption climate season launched by SPAK, what will the DP do as opposition in the new Parliament and how it will respond to the invitation of the majority for major reforms, but also for other issues.
Today 5 municipalities, starting from Shkodra and Durrës are without mayors and it is expected sooner or later that the country will enter a very important political test, although partial. Nor for the entry of the DP in these elections, will it abandon them, will it decide candidates, etc., etc., Lulzim Basha has not expressed himself in the Assembly, which is really the highest institution of this party.
While the society, although without controlled and rigged elections for the chairman of the Democratic Party, the public again raised the need for an opening of the party and the return of those who left.
But Basha, not only did not open but closed the PD more and kept only those who have defended him in shows for all these years, even though he has lost and lost, and removed those who had cursed him and the doctor , His “political” father, who again showed that he not only loves him very much, but does everything he says, even though he wastes it all the time, the world has also given him a visa…