After the opposition party returned to the parliament, jointly with the majority adopted with 126 votes in favor, none against and no abstentions, a joint resolution. Both parties agreed after the negotiations with euro deputies Kukan and Fleckenstein, who were assigned for the stabilization of the parliamentary life in Albania. The governance majority negotiators and opposition signed an agreement in the form of a draft resolution, on 23:40 on Tuesday. The document was signed by Taulant Balla and Petrit Vasili as representatives of the majority, whereas, the opposition was represented by Genc Pollo and Oerd Bylykbashi.
Prior to the opposition going back to the parliament, there were objections in relation to the parliamentary session agenda, however, there were not made any changes and the parliament followed the predefined agenda. Democratic Party group leader, Edi Paloka stressed that the agreement is in favor of all parties. “The boycott even though unwanted drew the attention of the international partners to have a proper assessment of the situation in Albania”. The resolution responds to the major concerns raised by the opposition which imposed our leave from the parliament. This agreement is not only on Albanian Democracy and Albanian people’ interest, but on the political parties’ interest, said Paloka.
Previous to the plenary session beginning, DP leader Lulzim Basha has called together the parliamentary group in a closed doors meeting, where has been decided for the deputies to go back at the parliament. Meantime, Socialist Party has also convened a group meeting before the parliamentary session.
Earlier, during Tuesday evening, Pollo and Balla confirmed that the agreement was accepted by both parties, the opposition and the majority. “We reached a common agreement a text we signed, and the last word remains to be expressed by the parliamentary groups on the plenary session”, stated the Democratic Party deputy Genc Pollo. “We are waiting for the agreement as a resolution to be voted by all in the parliament”. “The base of the agreement is the one proposed by the two euro deputies, with no changes” stressed the Socialist Party deputy, Taulant Balla.
The draft resolution was attained after the Democratic Party’ negotiators withdrew two of their requests from the final version proposed by the two euro deputies. In the draft resolution is expressed “All the parties will contribute in the political dialogue taking place in the parliament, in addition to the respect for the Constitution and systematic implementation of the Constitutional Court’ decisions. The governance majority and the opposition commit to review the regulations towards efficient functioning of the parliamentary investigation committees based on the best international practices”
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