Socialist Party founder Fatos Nano says he won’t return to politics

Socialist Party founder Fatos Nano says he won’t return to politics

Tirana, April 4, 2013

Fatos Nano, founder and long-time leader of Albania’s Socialist Party who also served three mandates as Prime Minister, declared he does not intend to go back to the political life.

In a televised interview, Nano spoke for the first time of a final departure from politics:

“I won’t go back to partisan politics; I won’t! I don’t want to play again a decisive and relevant role…on one side only. I am committed to fighting against the stubborn blocking of the rejuvenation of political elites and to promoting co-existence of political generations in politics as well as in governance.”

Further, Mr. Nano stated: “I will continue to be extremely active in non-partisan initiatives, as a peacemaker, as a promoter of Euro-Atlantic values and as a protector of modern standards which have proved fruitful in our societies.” /ibna/