Finally the majority and the Albanian opposition have decided to sit around the negotiating table to try to give their consent for the legislative reforms that require the qualified majority of 2 / 3 of the votes of the parliamentarians. Everything will start with simple reforms, from the point of view of political importance.
In a three-week agenda the main political forces from Albania, the governmental ones, headed by Sali Berisha, and the opposition, whose leader is headed by Edi Rama, will discuss and agree on the amendments to be adopted at a series of codes, between here, the road, air and sea, which need to adapt as much as possible to the standards of the European Union.
At the same time, the Socialist Party called for the creation of an ad hoc parliamentary commission to choose the People's Advocate, a constitutional position that has been vacant for a long time, due to the lack of political dialogue between the parties involved. This first phase of dialogue is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Later, in the new parliamentary year, once consensus has been reached on these issues, we will try to deal with more delicate matters, such as parliamentary reform, and electoral reform. The three initial questions for which political forces will discuss are part of the ten-point pact proposed by the PS about a month ago. Of course, from the total paralysis to the consideration of at least three points, it is a step forward, but now it remains to be seen if there will be the will to find consensus on all the points that will be examined, or if on the contrary it will be of another open battle between political parties. Albania is one of the countries with the highest instability regarding the electoral law, given that almost every election for Parliament, a new code is experimented, while political experts have always expressed the opinion that, to try the validity of an electoral system, at least three rounds of elections are needed. So there is no certainty or hope that a new electoral law could be the medicine of all ills. Moving from the free vote of the citizens to the independent constitutional institutions, also in this case there is a serious threat to democracy, given that the opposition could find itself with its hands tied to have its say in this area. In fact, once elected, the new president of the Republic, a fact that can happen only with the votes of the majority, thanks to a reform strongly desired, who knows why, from the opposition of Edi Rama, the Head of State coming almost certainly from the ranks of Democratic Party, may have a specific mandate to play the Government's game in appointing all judges of the judicial system according to the wishes of those in power, undermining the separation and independence of the Judiciary from the Executive. It may also happen as with the current President, who once found himself in the important position, did not want to learn more about the orders given by Berisha. But there is a veiled difference between independence as a moral value, and independence as a material value, and these two principles may not always have the same effects. And so, as no one expected an independent Topi, there would be no wonder even of a devoted Topalli disciple of Berisha. Given that the possibility exists and is also legal, why not, there is so much time to correct everything to the next reform, given that the reforms happen with incredible speed in Albania, finding demons in the Constitution or in the Electoral Law defeat at all costs.
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