The USA has positioned itself against the new decree of President Meta to hold the elections on October 13th, and not this Sunday.
The American government expressed its stance through the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Matthew Palmer, through the Voice of America.
“We expect the elections to be held on June 30th, and we expect them to be calm and regular. After the elections, the Constitutional Court will be created and we hope that it will resolve the disagreements through institutional ways”, Palmer said through the Voice of America.
The American stance for the Election Day is no surprise, it simply continues the stance of Washington. Palmer said for Top Channel, two weeks ago, that June the 30th was decided through regular procedures.
Palmer underlined that the USA has a group of observers, part of the ODIHR mission, for observing the June 30th elections.
This stance was reinforced by Ambassador Philip Reeker, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia.
Top Channel exclusively reported this Monday that the Albanian Prime Minister had a phone conversation with Reeker, who said that the elections must be held on June 30th and that there will be no turning back.
After the President repealed the decree that appointed June 30th as the Election Day, some municipalities led by the Democratic Party and the SMI burned several Zonal Election Commissions. The US Embassy reacted swiftly.
“The USA wants what the Albanian people deserve: the rule of law that protects civilian employees and schools from senseless attacks, and which protect the integrity and security of the electoral process”.
The President reacted after the declaration of the DAS Palmer, but he chose to ignore him and responded only by greeting the declaration of Congressman Eliot Engel.
“The President values the responsible and attentive declaration of the Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee at the US Congress, Eliot Engel. The President guarantees Mr.Engel and all friends of Albania in the USA that we are doing everything possible so that Albania can offer all-inclusive and democratic elections, as an EU-aspiring and NATO-member country deserves.”