Albania MPs Move Closer To Impeaching President
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Fri 07th May 2021 | 11:30 PM
Tirana, May 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th May, 2021 ) :Albania's ruling socialists ramped up efforts to remove the country's president on Friday, accusing him of violating the constitution by taking sides in parliamentary elections last month.
Lawmakers voted to set up an investigative committee to decide on the impeachment of President Ilir Meta, who is supposed to be politically neutral.
Taulant Balla, head of the socialist parliamentary group, said the current group of MPs -- due to be replaced by the new intake on September 9 -- had "enough time.
.. to complete the impeachment process".
Meta's spokesman Tedi Blushi immediately dismissed the move, telling reporters the president would not recognise "any unconstitutional and illegitimate decision or activity of this parliament or any other institution that emanates from this kleptocratic regime".
Meta was once a member of the socialist party but left to form his own movement in the early 2000s.