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He will run as an independent candidate on May 14, the denunciation from Saranda: SP is threatening citizens with fines

He will run as an independent candidate on May 14, the denunciation from


Gjergj Merkuri, who wants to run in the local elections on May 14 as an independent candidate, says that the Socialist Party is trying to prevent his candidacy.

In a status on Facebook, Merkuri writes that SP with an unprecedented and criminal act is preventing his candidacy on May 14 as an independent candidate, where according to him the citizens who have signed for his candidacy are being pressured.

Merkuri adds that citizens are being threatened with jobs and fines, while he calls on the Prosecutor's Office to immediately seize the cameras of the SP Saranda building in order to bring the persons responsible for this act to justice.


With a criminal and unprecedented act, the Socialist Party is stopping my candidacy as an independent in the May 14 local elections. At the headquarters of the Socialist Party in Saranda, the citizens who have signed my entry into the race are being called and pressure is being put on them to withdraw their signatures. Citizens are being threatened with their jobs, with fines in their businesses and with all kinds of forms through the state machinery just to declare that they have not signed the forms submitted to KZAZ. The initiative committee which is working with me is collecting the necessary evidence for reported to SPAK these thugs who are seriously violating the Electoral Code.

The prosecution should immediately seize the cameras around the building of the Socialist Party in Sarandë and bring to justice the people who take citizens hostage with threats and blackmail them.
After they failed with threats to KZAZ to stop my registration, they have now moved to plan B by illegally taking the lists of people who signed and threatening them to withdraw.

Every person involved is named and will be charged criminally.
I call on the Central Election Commission, the presence of OSCE-ODHIR in Albania, the embassy of the European Union and the embassy of the United States to stop this criminal act.
The integrity of the elections in the municipality of Sarandë and the right of citizens to choose and be elected to public positions are being seriously violated.
All this engagement of these thugs is done with the sole purpose of stopping my candidacy, due to the great support that the citizens have expressed immediately after the publication of the candidacy. Currently, at these moments we have facts that pressure is being exerted on people who have signed and they are my supporters. They are being threatened in different ways.

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