From: Exit News
Law Committee Requires Establishment of Commission to Investigate Albanian President

On Thursday, the Parliamentary Law Committee has requested the Parliament to establish a commission to investigate President Ilir Meta for alleged violations of the Constitution. The Parliament will decide tomorrow.

The day before, the Law Committee had requested the President to appear in a hearing today, following the Socialist MPs’s request to dismiss him.

Meta replied that he was unable to meet their request in such a short notice due to other obligations, namely his meetings with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler and Slovenian President Borut Pahor.  

He requested the Committee to postpone his hearing to May 10 but they refused.

In a previous reply to the Parliament on Wednesday, Meta said the ruling Socialists’ initiative was an attempt to divert attention from irregularities in April 25 elections.

The President accused the parliament of being after him for more than two years, in attempts to undermine his constitutional activity. He claimed that the grounds for his dismissal were unclear and no evidence was presented by the Socialists.


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