Parliament in Albania changes its schedule due to the opposition’s protests

Parliament in Albania changes its schedule due to the opposition’s protests

In Albania, parliament, which is controlled by Prime Minister Edi Rama’s majority has decided not to hold its plenary sessions on Thursday due to the protests that the opposition in the country has announced that it will hold on this day in front of the parliament’s building.

The plenary sessions have been scheduled to take place on Thursdays, as it was the case today.

Today (Tuesday) lawmakers are expected to pass two bills. One of them has to do with the High Prosecutorial Council and the other has to do with the High Judicial Council.

On its part, the opposition considers today’s meeting as illegitimate. “Parliament is convening in an illegitimate way”, said the vice chairman of the Democratic Party, Edi Paloka. “After surrounding parliament with barbed wire and after making sure its premises are impenetrable, now they’ve started to convene illegally. How long do you think you can go on like this?”

It’s still unknown what the opposition’s reaction to this will be. The opposition has announced that it will hold protests each Thursday in front of the parliament’s building.

This change in the program has also disrupted the opposition’s agenda. /ibna/