31 July 2020 Clarification of the Spokesperson of the President of the Republic, Mr. Tedi Blushi
The Assembly of Albania through letter No. 1961 Prot, dated 30.07.2020, has forwarded to the Institution of the President of the Republic for decree and promulgation, among others the Law no. 101/2020 “On some additions and changes to law no. 10019, dated 29.12.2008 “The Electoral Code of the Republic of Albania”, as amended “.
President of the Republic H. E. Ilir Meta, as he had guaranteed, today without any delay has decreed with announcement Law no. 101/2020 “On some additions and changes to law no. 10019, dated 29.12.2008 “The Electoral Code of the Republic of Albania”, as amended “.
The amendments to the Electoral Code are the only product of the consensual agreement of 14 January and 5 June agreed in the Political Council, which enables the safe continuation of Albania’s European path and which had the consensus and inclusion of all political actors in the country.
President Meta reiterates that the comprehensive, transparent and honest political dialogue between the political forces on all issues affecting the elections is the only way that brings Albania closer to the European Union and brings the Electoral Reform in line with OSCE / ODIHR standards as requested by the European Council in the 15 conditions set for the opening of negotiations.
For months the President of the Republic has reiterated the call that, any changes regarding important laws, should be made only through the unanimous consensus of the Political Council.
President Meta finds the opportunity to thank all those political forces that with their sincere commitment and will shown in the Political Council, enabled the achievement of this result on June 5, which was codified by the Parliament of Albania on July 23 through changes in the Code Electoral, which are decreed today.
President Meta will, as always, be at the forefront of the duty of defending the Constitution, the inalienable rights, freedoms and the will of the citizens to take their destinies in the face of any act of unilateral, violent and unjustifiable urgency, like that made to the Constitution, which annihilate the rule of law, democracy and the European future of Albania!