Albanian opposition leader discuss election standards with the head of OSCE

Albanian opposition leader discuss election standards with the head of OSCE

Tirana, 3 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Leader of the Democratic Party in Albania, Lulzim Basha, accompanied by the leader of the Republican Party, Fatmir Mediu and a delegation of the opposition, met today in Vienna with the Secretary General of OSCE, Lamberto Zannier and representatives of the permanent Council of the ambassadors of this mission.

During this meeting, Basha has thanked the mission of observers who monitored the June 21 elections and presented the great problems, which according to him,  mined the trust of voters on the election process.

Basha said that the majority ran in these elections people with criminal records, such as traffickers, and criminals known in different European countries.

Basha said that open pressure was used against voters and opposition activists and organized crime money was used to buy the votes.

On his part, OSCE Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier has assured Mr. Basha for an objective and accurate assessment of the elections, which will be reflected in the final report. /ibna/