With 104 votes in favor, the majority voted to remove Ilir Meta from the post of President of the Republic.
A total of 115 deputies took part in the vote, of which seven voted against and three abstained.
The decision was announced by the chairman of the Investigative Commission Alket Hyseni, who said: “At the end of the voting, the counting results that: based on the signatures placed in the respective lists, 114 deputies took part in the voting, out of the used ballots, 114 valid ballots, none invalid, 104 votes in favor. against 7 and 3 abstentions. Mr. Ilir Meta, President of the Republic, is dismissed from office”.
Seven deputies were not present in the hall: Ambra Borova, Rudina Hajdari, Enada Kapllani, Korab Lita, Jetmira Raboshta, Olta Xhaçka and Fidel Ylli.
For the first time in 30 years of pluralism, the Parliament votes for the dismissal of a president in Albania. The case is now expected to be referred to the Constitutional Court, which must be notified of the vote within 5 days by the Assembly. The Constitutional Court will also give the final verdict regarding the decision in question.
Earlier, the Assembly approved with 104 votes in favor the report of the Commission of Inquiry for the dismissal of President Ilir Meta.
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 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; Has acted arbitrarily with power, 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 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.