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The deputy of the Democratic Party, Dashnor Sula, has commented on the opposition's demands for investigative commissions, and the initiatives of the majority to hinder them.
Through a reaction on social networks, Sula writes that the Socialist Party has put itself under pressure regarding the opposition's demands for the Commissions, so much so that it has made a draft in which it aims to change the law for the latter.
According to him, with this initiative, the SP wants to justify to the international partners why it is violating the constitution and creating instability in the Parliament.
The law does not rest on the Constitution, and the initiatives of the majority cannot hinder the commissions of inquiry.
Our battle as minority MPs in parliament is not for any personal purpose. We want investigative commissions for specific issues that take millions of euros from citizens' pockets.
This right has been given to us by the Constitution of Albania in its article 77, which stands at the top of the legal hierarchy in Albania.
Pursuant to this article, the 45 MPs of the opposition demand an Investigative Commission for the intervention in the TIMS system, for the Sterilization Concession and for the Conflict of interest in tenders. So we ask that we give the same contribution as in the case of the investigative commission for the incinerators where, due to corruption, ministers, deputies and directors are in prison and it is still not finished.
The sincerity and determination to seek the rights that come from the constitution to protect the interests of the citizens, also united the international friends who I take the opportunity to thank for the constructive reactions that consequently put the majority in front of the responsibility.
Faced with pressure, the Socialist Party seems to have made a draft in an emergency that aims to change the law on Investigative Commissions. With this move, rather than taking forward his own initiative, it seems that he will justify to the international partners why he is violating the constitution with both feet and creating instability in the Parliament.
The colleagues of the Socialist Party know very well, so I am addressing the Albanian citizens that in the Albanian jurisdiction, the constitution comes first and then come the codes, laws, etc.
So with the fact that the Majority is in the mood to change the law on investigative commissions, the Socialist Party cannot deny a right that originates from the constitution.
With this logic followed by the majority, it seems to me that until the Criminal Code is changed or any other code as we intend to change the codes, we will not have investigations, we will not have criminal or civil or administrative trials. This is legal madness. It is doubly crazy when a man who has good knowledge of jurisprudence says it.
The Socialist Party can change the law on Investigative Commissions, but it cannot deny a constitutional right that we have been asking for for months. In 2007, the Constitutional Court stated that the majority can propose alternative formulations of the object of work, but in no case decide to overturn a request for an investigative commission. Further in 2014, the Constitutional Court stated that the existence of a criminal process does not prevent the establishment of an investigative commission, because the goals pursued by a criminal investigation are different from the parliamentary investigation. The latter carries out verifications, issues institutional responsibilities and takes legislative measures, unlike the criminal investigation, which, if it finds legal violations, arrests defendants and demands their imprisonment.
PS is playing the bluff.