Berisha welcomes the reporters of the Council of Europe: Albania is a classic case where crime turns into votes and votes into crime
The chairman of the Democratic Party, Sali Berisha, hosted today in a meeting a delegation of reporters from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe consisting of Asim Mollazada, Jonut Stroe, Bas Klein and Giulia Re, head of the KiE office in Albania.
Berisha, thanking them for the fact-finding mission, said that Albania is in the middle of a crisis that has to do with the "special relationship" between crime and voting under the government of Edi Rama, where the metastases of crime have invaded every level of power. Informing the reporters about the last elections, Berisha said that solving this crime-election relationship is one of the points where KiE should contribute.
A second track where Berisha requested the help of KiE is the justice system, which, according to the DP chairman, is paralyzed. " Those who set up this system can no longer intervene to repair it because they are 'shareholders in failure'," emphasized Berisha.
The democratic president asked the delegation of KiE to mediate for an intervention of the Venice Commission for a review of the justice reform in Albania. "This reform was politically motivated" , he added.
In the May 14 elections, Berisha emphasized, the administration turned into an "electoral political police" and the government created 1.3 million nomadic voters by changing the voting center at the last moment. Berisha recalled that the government made efforts to destroy the opposition and appointed an opposition according to its appetites.
The essence of democracy, he added, is the opportunity it gives to citizens to change the government every four years. This chance has been taken away from Albanians because the government maintains power with the help of organized crime.
The tentacles of this connection, he added, were seen in the millions of pages of decrypted messages on the Encrochat and Sky platforms.
"Albanian was the second language in Europe in the large criminal database discovered by the police of the partner countries", said Berisha.