Parliament votes the removal of the governor and general inspector of BoA, votes against within the majority

Parliament votes the removal of the governor and general inspector of BoA, votes against within the majority

Tirana, September 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

Parliament has voted today the removal of the former governor of the Bank of Albania, Ardian Fullani and former general inspector, Elivar Golemi.

With 72 votes in favor, six votes against and no abstains, parliament voted the removal of the former governor Fullani, while with 76 votes in favor, one against and one abstain, MPs voted in favor of the removal of former general inspector Golemi.

In his presentation of the decision, the head of the economy parliamentary committee, Erion Brace declared that the decision for the removal of governor Fullani was taken unanimously in the committee, because in the quality of the Oversight Committee of the Bank of Albania and governor, Ardian Fullani threatened the security of the Bank of Albania.

As far as the removal of Elivar Golemi is concerned, Brace said, “The failure of the General Inspector to meet all her legal obligations threatens the monetary security and interests of the Bank of Albania. The theft of 713 million ALL caused a drop in public confidence at the Bank of Albania, therefore, the commission unanimously accepted the proposal of the MPs of the Parliament of Albania to remove Elivar Golemi”.

The decision was passed only with the votes of the majority, as the opposition continues its boycott, but what was noticed were the six votes against within the majority.

Ardian Fullani has been currently placed under house arrest by the Court of Appeal, while former general inspector, Golemi has been remanded under custody. Fullani and Golemi are accused of abusing with office, in the matter of the theft of 713 million ALL /ibna/