However, this decision is not final. The President of Albania will perform his functions before the Constitutional Court expresses its opinion, and the Constitutional Court must make a ruling within three months.
The Albanian Parliament voted on Wednesday, June 9 to remove the president of the country, Ilir Meta (Ilir Meta), who was accused by the Commission of Inquiry of participating in the April legislative election campaign in violation of the Constitution, when he should have remained neutral at the time.
However, this decision is not final. The 52-year-old Mr. Meta will perform his functions before waiting for the Constitutional Court to issue an opinion. The Constitutional Court must make a ruling within three months.
Ilir Mehta, who has mainly held the honorary position of the head of state since 2017, exchanged spades with Prime Minister Eddie Rama during the campaign, whose Socialist Party won the April legislative election. He accused him of authoritarianism and corruption, and the prime minister rejected these attacks.
After the vote, a parliamentary committee was formed to investigate the president’s behavior during the election campaign.According to the latter’s report on Wednesday, President Mehta “Violating Article 16 of the Constitution” on “Openly participate in the legislative elections on April 25, support the opposition”, with “Therefore, he must be removed from office”. His impeachment was approved by 104 out of 121 deputies.
The Presidential Cabinet immediately called for a vote “Unconstitutional and ridiculous decision”, “The Last Step of Election Crime” During the voting period, the opposition still raised objections to the voting results. Ilir Meta has stated that he intends to remain in office until the last day of his term, which is July 24, 2022.