Albanian opposition announces protests until the resignation of the prime minister

Albanian opposition announces protests until the resignation of the prime minister

Tirana, May 12, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

In Albania, the opposition has declared today that it has decided to hold massive protests throughout the country with the aim of overthrowing prime minister Edi Rama’s government.

The decision was announced by the leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha who is also leader of the opposition.

Basha (photo) has gathered the democrat parliamentary group to discuss over the next steps which will be taken following the verification of the accusations of the opposition for international drug traffic through the use of planes, with the fall of a plane in Divjaka, which had besides it a car filled with 500 kg of marijuana.

In the meeting led by the head of DP, Lulzim Basha, the parliamentary group decided to start protests on Thursday morning before parliament, at a time when there will be a plenary sitting, to then continue with a marathon in the capital and the country.

Mr. Basha talked to the media after the meeting and said that the opposition demands the resignation of Edi Rama and this is why it will hold “a massive scale protests to prevent the country from becoming a drug cartel”.

“Resignation would be the only act which would rescue the government from this scandal, which would show that traffic of narcotics from land, sea and air has taken extraordinary measures because the government is incompetent and not that it’s involved in it”, suggested the leader of the opposition.

He announced that “the opposition will lead the protest until Edi Rama steps down as head of the government”.

The decision of the opposition has not been commented by the left wing majority. /ibna/