Thousands of Albanians on the streets against Edi Rama’s government – ​​See photos

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Thousands of supporters of the right-wing opposition took to the streets yesterday Albania in order to demonstrate against the Socialist Party government in the capital Tirana. The leader of the Democratic Party, Sali Berisha, demanded in his speech the resignation of the prime minister Eddie Rama.

Mr Berisha – whose supporters marched to the government headquarters without serious incident, carrying banners reading “Albania is in danger” – accuses Mr Rama of stealing public money, corruption and authoritarianism.

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The former president of Albania had declared that yesterday’s demonstration would mark the beginning of a campaign of mass mobilizations aimed at bringing down Mr. Rama’s government, as reported by the German Agency and relayed by the Athens News Agency.

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THE 77-year-old Berisha became the first democratically elected president of Albania in 1992, after the fall of the communist government. He was later the country’s prime minister (2005-2013).

He was the head of the Democratic Party until 2013, when he resigned after his humiliating election defeat. But he regained the reins of his faction in May after successfully ousting his successor and one-time protégé Lulzim Basha.

Mr Rama, Albania’s prime minister since 2013, is accused by his opponents of corruption, ties to organized crime and silencing the media.

Source: News Beast

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