From: Exit News
Man Shot, Wounded Inside Opposition Electoral Campaign Office in Albania

An opposition activist was shot inside the Democratic Party electoral campaign office in Kavaje, 25km from Tirana, on Monday evening.

Police stated that N.J. entered the premises and shot B.O., 27 with a gun, and that they are looking for the offender who fled the scene.

Grida Dume, an opposition MP candidate in the region, said the attack had political motives and three people stood behind it, all supporters of the ruling Socialist Party.

Speaking from Kavaja, opposition Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha called the event an “attack against democracy”, and urged for the ousting of the government through election this weekend.

The ruling Socialist Party called on authorities to investigate the case swiftly. Prime Minister Edi Rama condemned the crime and urged the opposition not to politicize the case.

It comes one week ahead of Sunday general elections in Albania.