20.07.2021 – 19:03
For Fatos Lubonja, the Democratic Party must undergo a complete reconstruction to return to power.
Invited via a “Skype” link in the section “Opinion” IN News 24, Lubonja identified as the main factor of PD loss in the elections we just left behind the system. According to the analyst, the oligarchs, organized crime and the media have played a decisive role in reconfirming the SP at the helm of the country.
According to him, the DP must self-regulate to defeat the established system, which according to him is very powerful.
Fatos Lubonja: Following both her election campaign and her rhetoric, she generally focuses on an inaccurate interpretation of her loss. They pretend that the main responsible for the loss and the evil that has befallen Albania is Edi Rama. But in my opinion, Edi Rama is the representative of that building I spoke to. It is the regime, the system that Rama has rode. The theft of the vote was not done because Edi Rama gave an order, but it was done because the interests of organized crime, oligarchy and the media sponsored by them. They are part of this system. The floors below are occupied by the party and this is a process dedicated to Rama. Those who accuse Basha of being a loser and boast of Rama of being a winner are diverting the public from the core of the problem, which is the system. If the DP has to change itself to change Albania, it must understand that it cannot change Albania, if it does not change the system, it must be restructured. In the debates I see, they revolve around Basha, while the system is not affected at all. PD, are connected with this system, have come out of this system and have worked and this system. I do not pretend to give solutions, but to show the problem.
Does the DP stand alone in the face of this system?
Fatos Lubonja: I say that one of the reasons that the DP has not come out against this system, is the fact that if it would give the electoral message that it intends to dismantle all the floors below it would have against it a great power. She is doomed if she wins to work with dismantling this system. A solution is required here. I have my ideas, but above all I raise this problem and say to get away from the thesis that Luli is not working ‘. Even if someone better than Luli has to face this definitely because otherwise it will be in illusion. We are all part of the system, but there must be instruments to change it.
How does this system change, where you also talk about people within the DP who are with Basha and think that the elections have been stolen and are another part that are against him and see him as a loser?
Fatos Lubonja: Those who say the election was stolen are probably right. But Mark is right to say that despite this, we must make a policy that takes into account the power of the system. These do not exclude each other. I raise the problem that everyone should come, because Marku said that we in Lezha won even though it is this system. This is a solution. But I raise the problem that this regime, with all its power, has more forces. He reckoned with the patronage, spent so much money and won. The race seeks to introduce other people, other interest groups. DP should not claim that everything around us because we are the only force. Basha has to build moves with other actors and create another force. This requires another approach. The mayor does not necessarily become prime minister. We have cases of this from Italy. These arise from sincere debates.
The PD leadership does not seem to have chosen this path that you and many others are saying, why do you think they have not chosen it?
Fatos Lubonja: They think so, they want to take power. It is an old Albanian disease where the interests of the country go against personal interests, it abandons the interests of the country and is run by those personal. All that Enver Hoxha did was simply to endanger his power, I am talking here about the breakdown of relations with China and Russia. If it is really focused on the Albanian interest and not theirs, then there will be a solution.