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The chairman of the Freedom Party, Ilir Meta, reacted after the publication of the figures by BIRN, according to which 1544 new employees or 9% of the administration were hired on the eve of the May 14 elections.
In a Facebook post, Meta writes that the phenomenon of employing patron Nazis and individuals in exchange for votes is only the tip of the iceberg of the farce, distortion and inequality of these elections.
" While Albania is shrinking due to depopulation, municipal administrations are overflowing with electoral employment.
Only in 19 Municipalities, on the eve of the May 14 elections, 1544 new employees or 9% of the administration were hired, confirming that the phenomenon of hiring patron Nazis and individuals in exchange for votes is only the tip of the iceberg of farce, distortion and inequality of these elections.
The consequences of electoral employment today fall on the backs of Albanian citizens. They are being forced to pay more taxes to cover the costs and bloated bodies of municipal administration.
Albania today has 61 local units, the number of employees is around 36,000, while in 2015 their number was 19,625, although the number of local units was 391.
This overflow of local administration only means taxes, taxes, taxes for our citizens.
In Tirana, citizens will have to pay several times the apartment tax, while the mandatory insurance tax has also been added.
This is not what our citizens deserve. Councilors of the Freedom Party will raise their voices loudly at the meetings of the Municipal Councils. Transparency and Accountability will be the key words of our battle at every moment ", writes Meta.