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The Rama-McGonigal scandal, DP deputies submit to the Assembly the request for a motion with a debate without a time limit

The Rama-McGonigal scandal, DP deputies submit to the Assembly the request for a

DP MPs have requested to change the agenda of tomorrow's session in the Assembly.

A group of MPs have filed the request in the assembly, through which they request a motion with debate without time limit, giving the opportunity to every MP to express himself regarding the 'Rama - McGonigal' debate. 


Madam Speaker of the Assembly,

In recent days, Albanian and international public opinion has been shocked by a scandal of international proportions that has also involved the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama.

According to the data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Department of Justice, and the US and international media, on 21.01.2023 the senior FBI official, Charles McGonigal, was arrested, accused of violating sanctions against the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, both for concealment, manipulation and falsification of data for inappropriate contacts with foreign citizens, including Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and two of his associates who do not hold office official in the Republic of Albania.

In the lawsuit filed against Mr. McGonigal before the Giykates of the District of Columbia (Washington), listed a series of facts related to at least 5 secret meetings held between Prime Minister Rama and Mr. McGonical, in the presence of two other people who collaborated and acted on behalf of Mr. Rama, including through the bribery of the amount of 225 thousand dollars to influence the internal political developments in Albania.

This serious incident was made public after a two-year in-depth investigation by the FBI office in Los Angeles against two FBI offices in New York and Washington, being now subjected to the judicial process in the courts of these two states.

At the same time, taking into account that the oligarch Oleg Deripaska should have been sanctioned by Albania since April 8, 2023, as a candidate country that applies the sanctions of the European Union, it results that he continues to own businesses licensed directly by the Albanian Government, in violation of directly to this political and legal obligation.

Bearing in mind the extraordinary size of this unprecedented scandal, where the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is included as the subject of an investigation of accusations of involvement in international corruption, the undermining of public trust towards the institutions of the Albanian state and the violation of interstate political and diplomatic relations between Albania and United States of America; however, based on Article 31 point 2 and Article 98 of the Rules of the Assembly, a group of deputies requests:

1. Changing the Order of the Day of the session on 02.02.2023, 10.00 am;

2. In accordance with point 1, the inclusion as the first point of the Agenda of a Motion with Debate for the above matter.

3. We ask that the Debate not have a time limit, giving every MP the opportunity to


The Speaker of the Assembly shall convene the Conference immediately after the submission of this request

Presidents, before the start of the Plenary Session on February 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., to make the change

of the Agenda of this session according to the above request.

The Rama-McGonigal scandal, DP deputies submit to the Assembly the request for a

The Rama-McGonigal scandal, DP deputies submit to the Assembly the request for a

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