25 January 2022 Reaction of the President of the Republic, H.E. Ilir Meta: Stop the lies of the MPs Basha-Bardhi for the President of the Republic
STOP THE LIES of the MPs Basha-Bardhi for the PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC!
THE DISMANTLING OF THE SECOND LIE!
Regarding the other lies of the MP Bardhi, that apparently, “The sudden decree of the elections by the President had a purpose, to put the DP in difficulty”, or regarding the lack of consultation with the political forces for the appointment of March 6, 2022 for holding partial elections in 6 Municipalities ”, we inform anyone who is interested, that:
MP Bardhi knows that the President of the Republic functions according to the Constitution and the laws of the state in force.
The President of the Republic, can not decree, or not decree election date according to the whims and appetites of political forces.
The time they take place is dictated by the Constitution and the Law.
MP Bardhi knows that according to the Electoral Code, the Law on Local Self-Government, the President of the Republic decrees the date of local partial elections only after he is officially notified by the bodies recognized by law for the vacancies created.
According to the law, these institutions that have the duty to notify the President of the Republic are; The Council of Ministers and the Central Election Commission.
The President of the Republic was notified for the first time by these two bodies (CM and CEC) only on January 17-18, 2022, and this only after the President requested this official information.
We explain to MP Bardhi that for the partial elections, the minimum and maximum deadline, within which the elections according to the Electoral Code are from 30 to 45 days, starting from the moment of announcing the vacancy.
The whole process of notifying the President of the Republic by the Council of Ministers, the CEC and the Constitutional Court, for the early vacancies created in these 6 Municipalities has ended on January 20, 2022.
The President of the Republic, in consultation with the CEC and at the request of the latter between the two most likely dates February 27 and March 6, 2022, decreed the maximum deadline of 45 days, i.e. March 6, 2022 as the most appropriate date for holding partial elections for these 6 Municipalities, without a mayor.
This is precisely so that the CEC, which has the responsibility of organizing them, and all political forces have the opportunity to carry out an election process and campaign that is as good and appropriate as possible.
The President did not consult with any political force, but held a meeting with representatives of the majority in the Albanian Parliament, to fulfill the constitutional obligations regarding the date requested by the CEC and the responsibilities that the Assembly has in this process.
Mr. Bardhi must understand that the realization of the elections in the maximum 45-day deadline, i.e. on March 6, 2022, facilitates the work of the CEC and helps the competing opposition forces the most, giving the maximum deadline recognized by law.
If the President had chosen the minimum 30-day deadline for setting the date of the partial elections, which coincided with February 20, 2022, then this would be in the service of the ruling Party.
The President favored the opposition forces and not the ruling party Mr. Bardhi!