Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Albania: Opposition Socialist Party say election results unacceptable

FOCUS Information Agency - The opposition Socialist Party made it clear that the results of the June 28 parliamentary elections in Albania are unacceptable, Makfax reported.

The Socialist Party's national assembly passed a Resolution tabled by party leader Edi Rama (photo) late on Tuesday, condemning the election process and calling it corrupt.

The document states that elections failed to meet the required standards, and therefore, the elections' outcome is unacceptable and the institutions arising from this process, including the government, are illegitimate.

Socialists said they will press ahead with probes within the parliament to prove the manipulation of election process. This means that the Socialists don't intend to boycott the parliament.
The Socialist Party is set to hold an extraordinary congress on August 29, when the party is expected to take final decisions.

Annalists say the upcoming congress will unveil the Socialists' stands about snap polls.
During the meeting of Socialist Party, another draft-resolution was put forward by Ben Blushi, a senior Socialist Party member, but the motion won just 15 out of 155 votes. The motion called for Socialists to concede the results of the June 28 elections, but it was rejected.
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