Apart from strong corruption accusation, even personal ones, the marathon session on immunity did not provide consensus between two main parties. Since the very first minutes, the socialist have reassessed that they will not vote on the initiative in August, but in September. The decision was confirmed after the meeting of SP's parliamentary group, shortly before the plenary session. But according to PM Berisha, this is the next attempt to block the candidate status for the third time.
"You, gentlemen, want the Constitution of minority ruling. Is this due to your forefathers' mindset, or is it because you are found in absolute pessimism because you are in a tunnel without light and no victory ahead. I knew you would never accept the search on your premises, because that's where the money sleeps. You look after yourselves, because you need immunity after some of you may use the immunity passport for trans-border illegal transport and now that Topi's good Samaritans are leaving, you feel threatened. Vote immunity removal. If your companies have no fiscal evasion, if you have not embezzled properties, if your have no intention of killing, as your children do on the streets, if you do not travel with drugs traffickers in your cars, vote immunity, lift this burden off your soul," said Berisha.
While Socialist Tahiri said, "Sali Berisha, his majority and government have 7 years in power, but in the meantime, Edi Rama, the opposition and all others are to blame for the corruption, for the poverty and all other problems. It's best to have an independent Prosecutor General who is insulted by the Prime Minister day in and day out, as a harlot or hooligan, then to have tomorrow a hooligan or harlot appointed by the Prime Minister without the need to insult him or her as harlot or hooligan. And the Prime Minister's driver has his own gallery in Bulqiza, where miners die everyday".
More than 30 MPs have requested to discuss on immunity, at the minimum of 20 minutes each.
Opposition's refusal to vote this initiative was made public on July 24, the same day where they reached the consensus on the draft.
Published on: August 6, 2012 - 5:04 pm