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Berisha: The battle in the Assembly has to do with the sovereignty of the Albanian people like never before in 32 years

Berisha: The battle in the Assembly has to do with the sovereignty of the


"I express my satisfaction that we are meeting tonight on the eve of the National Assembly of the DP, which has and will have fundamental issues, the action, or the Opposition in Action, the DP in Action! In its existence, during the 32 years, Albanian democracy, the rights
of Albanians, have never been as they are today, kicked by a person who has established his complete personal power in Albania. Who controls all the powers today, controls them in the strictest way. After the May elections, he went
to a new attempt to annihilate the de facto opposition in parliament. By denying opposition MPs the most basic rights of those they represent. None of the constitutional articles related to the MP in Parliament are about the person. They are all the articles that guarantee the parliament for its function as the central temple of democracy.
You are witnessing that for more than a month, a battle is being waged in the parliament, the likes of which the parliament has never known.
A battle is being waged that is about life or death of parliamentary pluralism. So, a battle that, like never before in 32 years, has to do with the sovereignty of the Albanian people.
You should know, in political doctrine, sovereignty has two sides. There is an internal side and an external side, relations with the outside. Sovereignty in foreign relations is the power of a country to make independent decisions in its own interest, uninfluenced, and to protect its interest.
But domestic sovereignty is one and only one, the power of citizens to control their own government. It is the power that the Constitution of the country gives to citizens to control their own government.
This control, according to the Constitution, is exercised primarily through parliamentary committees.
So, what seems to be a perhaps not so important issue, it is actually a more fundamental issue of a country's internal sovereignty.
If the citizens are not allowed, cannot exercise control over the government and their governors, the entire sovereignty - including the internal one - has passed into the hands of one man. At a time when he belongs to the people.
This is a concentration of the power of a people in a country to control their government.
We have stayed there and will stay there. We are not leaving the parliament, this is indisputable."

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