Members of the opposition Democratic Party of Albania lit smoke candles and started a fire in the local parliament building. The entire event was an unsuccessful attempt to stop the chamber from voting on the 2024 budget.
The ruling party held a quick vote on the 2024 budget bill on Monday, and after that five minutes the session was closed. It was passed the largest budget in historywhich resulted in a drastic opposition opposition.
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MPs taking part in Monday’s meeting anti-government they staged a protest chairs in the middle of the room and set off flares. The entire room filled with smoke. They were supposed to be the reason for the anti-government demonstration “authoritarian rule of socialists”.
At one point there was a protest got out of control. One of the lit smoke candles she lit it lying on the parliamentary bench documentscausing a slight fire. The fire stayed quickly extinguished by oppositionists.
Tense situation in Albania. The opposition protests in parliament
Leader of the opposition Democratic Party Hall Berishaa former prime minister who was also the first post-communist president of Albania from 1992 to 1997, accused the government of an attempt to silence the opposition in parliament.
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“There is no turning back from the battle” – Berisha told reporters after disturbances in the roomwhere a session lasting less than five minutes took place first vote on the budget.-
In October, prosecutors charged the leader of the Democratic Party, Fr corruption related to a transaction regarding land occupying the premises of a sports club. They accused him of being prime minister he used his influence in the years 2005-2009 to exert pressure to “end the procedures privatization for the benefit of other people.”
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In this case he has been stopped son-in-law of the head of the opposition party. MP Berisha avoided arrest, using parliamentary immunity. However, he was banned leave the country.
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