Albanian left wing demands early elections and a referendum for the reform in justice

Albanian left wing demands early elections and a referendum for the reform in justice

Tirana, 27 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Former Albanian PM, Pandeli Majko calls on the majority which he’s part of as an MP, to stop the normal four year term in office and declare early elections. At the same time, Mr. Majko demands from the left to call a referendum for the reform in justice, although it is not legally clear if this can happen.

Mr. Majko says that the holding of a referendum and early elections in Albania in one day, must be done in order to offer a solution for the reform in the justice system.

“For an extra six months in office, we, socialists, must not leave the country hostage of the opposition’s claims, which only knows what it doesn’t know”, says the former Albanian PM. He calls on the opposition to join the call for new elections. “If the democrats are ready, let us invite voters to head to polls and decide on politics and justice!” says Pandeli Majko.

Mr. Majko’s request follows the opposition’s decision to refuse the voting of the draft on the reform in justice, if the recommendation of the Venice Commission, which suggests that nominations in the judiciary system must be made by offering a chance to the opposition,  is not applied. /balkaneu.com/