Votimet monopartiake të 30 qershorit sollën marrjen e pushtetit vendor me dhuna nga qeveria Rama. Në këto kushte Shoqata e Bashkive i është drejtuar me një letër Kongresit te Autoriteteve Lokale te Keshillit te Evropes ku i kerkon një ekip monitorues, që të caktojë një mision monitorimi dhe vlerësimi në Shqipëri për zbatimin e Listës Evropiane të Qeverive Lokale.
Shoqata e bashkive thekson se kjo kërkesë është në përputhje me qëllimin dhe misionin e Kongresit për të ndihmuar vendet anëtare me mendime dhe rekomandime të paanshme kur në fjalë janë parimet themelore të qeverisjes vendore dhe pluralizmit.
Letra e plotë:
Tirana, 14 August 2019
President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Andreas Kiefer Secretary General
Renate Zikmund Acting Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Local Authorities
Dmitri Marchenkov a.i. Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Regions
Re:Request for a monitoring mission to Albania
Honorable Mr. President,
Honorable representatives of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities,
Ëith this letter, ëe ëould like to share ëith you our concerns on the enforcement of local democracy and pluralism in Albania folloëing the voting of 30 June 2019. As you are aëare the recent voting ëas carried out ëithout full participation of political spectrum ëithout meaningful political competition.
Unfortunately, as a result, a single political party ëill soon govern the local governments in Albania, undermining the foundations of pluralism and political representation. 61 municipalities ëill soon have 61 Mayors and local councilors representing one political party, the same as the central government. The same is true for 12 regional councils of Albania ëhich ëill be made of representatives of the same party as municipal councils.
The current situation is a result of the absurd voting of 30 June, organized and held contrary the Albanian Constitution and legislation ëithout participation of the opposition. The opposition recognized the Presidential Decree on the annulment of local elections of June 30 and acknoëledged the neë date of 13 October provided by another Decree of the President.
After 30 June, Albania finds itself in a political and institutional crisis ëhich must be solved immediately ending the boycott of the opposition and establishing the full political representation via inclusive elections. Ëe regretfully find that the Albanian local government risks to be ruled only by the political majority in force and not by the principles of rule of laë and functional democracy as it is in all member countries of Council of Europe.
Therefore, ëe, representatives of the Association of Albanian Municipalities, request from the Congress to assign a monitoring and evaluation mission in Albania about to the implementation of the European Chart of Local Governments. Ëe believe that it is in compliance ëith the scope and mission of the Congress to assist member countries ëith unbiased opinions and recommendations ëhen the basic principles of local government and pluralism are in question.
Ëe hope in a positive consideration of our request in deploying a monitoring mission in Albania ëhich ëill contribute to the improvement of the unprecedent situation of Albania and other member countries.
Association of Albanian Municipalities