Chief Prosecutor, Kryemadhi: Election Process, Unconstitutional
Albanian Daily News
Published December 13, 2017
The Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI) chairwoman Monika Kryemadhi labels as unconstitutional the forewarned hearing session in the Legal Issues, Public Administration and Human Rights Issues committee with 7 candidates running for the position of temporary chief - prosecutor.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday she declared that SMI will boycott this meeting in respect of the country's constitution.
"Only the High Council of Prosecution (HCP) has the authority to hold hearing sessions with the candidates running for this office. Furthermore, the election of a temporary chief prosecutor is not foreseen by the country's constitution. The Law's Committee can't take over the HCP attributes. The election of a chief-prosecutor unilaterally by the majority would mean that the country has gone back to the dictatorship. Even if we agree to elect a temporary chief prosecutor we have absolutely no idea of the period of time that he would remain in office. The majority aims to do so in order to definitively close the files that 'sleep' in Prosecution General' offices," said Kryemadhi.
Referring to the fact that HCP constitution has been delayed by the absence of candidacies from the Civil Society she declared that this situation may go on for a long time.
"We can't wait indefinitely for the candidacies presentation by the Civic Society which is financially and politically under Premier Edi Rama control. They are the only segment that prevents the HCP constitution and the election of a new chief prosecutor. On view of this fact we are ready to sit with other political forces and review the constitution if Premier Rama invitation for the opposition's leader, Lulzim Basha is sincere and aims the implementation of justice reform," declared the SMI chairwoman.