By Bujar Nishani
The National Assembly of the Democratic Party has historically been not only the most important event from an institutional point of view but also the most emotional from the expectations and political inspiration.
Especially in opposition times it was the only place and moment where the new political vision, the platforms of political battle and the space of valuable human resources were projected.
It is not that in the past the assemblies have produced “wonders”, there have been moments to be forgotten, but in their entirety they had the least seriousness and before the electoral battles they have projected victory!
The last National Assembly of July 17, 2021, although the first of its kind will have to be forgotten as soon as possible.
Like many phenomena that are happening to the DP for the first time in its history, so its National Assembly for the first time turned into an Absurd Theater!
The National Assembly of the DPA convened not to address the political plight of the Democratic Party, the Albanian opposition and the suffering of the Albanians, but was convened to cover the political plight of L. Basha.
The difficult situation for the DP and the opposition as an institution required something completely different. Dramatically different!
DP came to this Assembly with the 4th (fourth) defeat in a row in front of its opponents!
For the first time in its history, the DP remains in opposition for 3 (three) consecutive terms, (12 years) and with a very high risk of losing the next elections again.
The DP came to this Assembly more divisive than ever and with a structure in chaos, left at the mercy of fate for years.
The DP came to this Assembly without any identity column as a conservative party, without ideology, without a representative team, with a great loss of confidence after the severe electoral failure.
DP came to this assembly with fatalistic results, receiving in the elections of April 25 60 thousand votes less than in 2013 when it lost after 8 years in government and with 120 thousand votes less than in 2009 when it was the last victory for PD!
The Assembly was to be the place and time of the final analysis, of the complete reform of the party statute, of taking political responsibilities, of devising and clarifying the ideological principles and basic pillars of the party, of approving the theses of the political battle, of the red lines to the regime in front, of the space for citizenship and of the modern style of political making, of the radical change of the model for the creation and functioning of instruments and institutions within the party.
It must have been the Assembly of “Points on Î”!
It must have been the beginning of the return of hope!
All of these were rejected and replaced with an Absurd Theater!
The only statutory changes were against the party itself, against the party members themselves.
The transformation of the National Council from a high decision-making institution into a fragmentation of advisory departments seriously damages the party itself!
The National Council should proportionally represent the territorial extent of the DP.
Kukësi, Gjirokastra, Peshkopia, Korça, Tirana, Elbasani, Durrësi, Mirdita, Devolli, Malësia, and so on, all districts, should have their direct representatives in the Council.
The abolition of the right to even formally propose membership for candidates in local elections shows that contempt for membership is a characteristic of the current leadership in office.
This assembly should have sanctioned the motodica of the party race.
Primary as a dimension of freedom, democracy, meritocracy and the possibility of victory should be the basic formula in building the competitive structure both within the party and in the selections of representation in local and central electoral competitions.
If we talk about the opening of the party to the representative and influential values in the public, only the system of fair competition guarantees the opening of the party.
Everything else is just worthless rhetoric.
This assembly should have sanctioned the integrity of the representatives.
Obtaining and making public the obligation to certify the purity of the figure by the State Security Files Commission, for all those running from the level of branch president, National Council, Central Presidency and any other central level (departments, secretariats, commissions ) should have been sanctioned in the Statute.
The statute should not have allowed anyone to compete for these mechanisms without first making this document public.
Only in this way would the integrity of representation be ensured.
Everything else is worthless rhetoric.
This Assembly had a lot of work to do but did none!
The only rhetoric and statutory act of this Assembly was to guarantee the “repression” of L. Basha over the Democratic Party.
Basha decided after 8 years to show the “teeth” of his power to the membership, sympathizers, activists, voters of the Democratic Party.
Basha does not understand that this ridiculous behavior further degrades the perception of him in the midst of PD membership, among PD voters and even in the entire public opinion.
Basha, after reducing, weakening and turning the Democratic Party almost into a part-time organization (in terms of political strength and public perception) is already injecting into it the lack of seriousness.
L Basha will not compete because he does not want the opening of the party.
There is no opening that fears the great contrast with personalities who can be integrated into the DP, who would totally expose him to the eye and judgment of public opinion.
Basha is terrified of the contrast, as his “debtors” will no longer be able to say; “He is leaving, who will come” ??? !!
He did not run away because he found a job in the Democratic Party.
From work when you are incompetent it hurts, except to relax. No disabled person escaped on his own!
Basha does not want meritocracy and capable.
Basha does not want a winner, he only wants “debtors” because he already knows that kind of contract, he thinks that only that kind of contract exists in this world and he can also conclude that kind of contract with others !!!!!
Basha entered the privileges of power without any day contribution to the structures and efforts of the Democratic Party.
Basha does not know what the party is ?!
Because L. Basha does not know what the PD section is, he does not know what sacrifice it is to be a PD commissioner in the voting or counting commissions under the threats of the power gangs.
He has never done these jobs for the party ever!
Basha has never run to campaign, collect votes, fight for any DP representative in elections.
He has already benefited from the sacrifices of others and he himself has sat directly and cross-legged in the middle of the halva pan since the first day of the unfortunate catapult in the decision-making dome of the PD.
Basha does not even know what the state is, because the first job he has done in Albania is a Minister!
All these privileges would be valuable if L. Basha had rewarded the PD and its membership with work and political result.
Basha not only did not return any substantial achievements but plunged them into chaos, disruption and devastating losses in 4 consecutive electoral confrontations, leaving them 12 years in uninterrupted opposition like never before.
The undeserved privileges he gained and continue to abuse turned them into the destruction and degradation of the entire party, into the destruction of the values, interests and individual and family life of Democrats across the country.
1.Basha today is not only the biggest debtor to the DP in all its history, but he is the pest and the author of its most painful destruction.
2. Basha managed to cause the Democrats what neither F. Nano, nor E. Rama and any of their political opponents managed to do in the 30 years of political battles.
3. Basha knows the “toy” state where he can have fun and the office party where he can be employed !!!!
It has been 8 years since every time E. Rama puts a swipe on L. Basha’s page, he turns the other page. As soon as the next swipe comes to the next page, it returns to the first page.
The problem is not that we are hurt by the blue page of L. Basha from the slaps of E. Rama, but it has blackened the face of us all as this is presented to the world as the chairman of the Democratic Party and as the governing alternative of Albania.
The Democratic Party is big, it is very big, not only as a legacy, not only as a resistance, not only as a spirit, not only as an investment of the 620,000 Albanians who voted for it recently.
But it needs to become even bigger as a dimension, as a value, as a belief, of the majority of Albanians.
But instead, the DP today is being killed, little by little, day by day.
Anyone who today sees the concerns, preoccupation, alarm bell, sees, perceives, considers or even believes them as personal resentment or resentment towards L. Basha, has simply remained in parapolitics and is against / time.
The effort, persistence and battle to save the DP and not to hold the Absurd Theater hostage is today a responsibility.
It’s almost a Mission!