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Albanian politics in the eyes of the Swedish diplomat: Some are looking for new parties, others are tired of the same battles

Albanian politics in the eyes of the Swedish diplomat: Some are looking for new

As the representative of Sweden in our country, Ambassador Elsa Hastad, follows with interest the political developments that have been abundant recently.

Invited to Rtv Ora with the journalist Besmira Pelushaj, Hastad does not prefer to go out in the diplomat's costume as she is asked for an opinion on the political cooperation in Albania and the internal crisis that the opposition is going through.

Hastad: I would like to give an answer from the point of view of democracy because at this point I have the power to speak. It is certainly a problem if we do not have a strong functional opposition. All democracies need a multi-party opposition because that is how democracy is created and promoted. I, as a diplomat and my colleagues, follow this situation closely and we hope that the Albanian parliament will convene and do the work of the parliament. Have a strong opposition and government, have discussions and do the work. It is a problem when democracy is not fully functional as it should be.

As a good connoisseur of Albanian politics, she is not very optimistic about a quick solution, but emphasizes that the parties must find ways to work together despite different points of view.

Hastad: I do not know if it will be resolved soon. Some are looking for new parties, some are tired of the same battles. It is very important to find ways to work together even if we have completely different views. This is the whole idea of ​​democracy. We need to cooperate in parliament. Everyone wants a strong opposition.

 

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