At the peak of the debate between the majority and the opposition on the legitimacy of the June 18th general elections, although the opposition has so far declared boycott, Germany is one of the countries that strongly supports Albania and declared will recognize June 18th elections in Albania, even if the Democratic Party and other opposition parties do not participate in elections.
The statement was made Tuesday by the German Ambassador in Tirana, Mrs Susanne Schutz, who in fact recalled the statements of German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during his visit a few days ago in Tirana."As noted by the Federal Foreign Minister, Gabriel two weeks ago, we are very hopeful that elections can take place on the date that was decreed by the President of the Republic. We hope that as many political parties as possible to participate in this process. If the Democratic Party and other opposition parties continue to remain in their stand and not participate, this will be a sad decision for us. But we will recognise these elections," Ambassador Schutz said.
Her statement goes in the same wavelength with the statement of US Ambassador to Tirana Donald Lu a few days ago by. Mr. Lu said that "It is true that elections can be considered legitimate even without the participation of the opposition. But let's be clear, we all have to agree that with the opposition's participation these elections would be better," he said.
Despite these developments, the opposition and personally Mr. Basha are not giving hope that they will enter in elections./Oculus News
Ambassador Shutz: Germany will recognize the elections even without opposition's participation Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Rating: