US Ambassador Yuri Kim has made the final warning to political parties, which have a deadline the next day to submit lists of candidates for MPs to run in the April 25 election.
In a Twitter post, Kim reminded that candidates should be clean, while reminding that the biggest concern of Albanian voters are corruption, lack of transparency and impunity.
Tomorrow is the deadline for political parties to submit the list of candidates for the April 25 elections.
The US has been extremely clear about the leaders’ responsibility to ensure clean candidates, including adherence to Albanian laws and nominations by the US Secretary of State.
Albanian voters from all walks of life tell me that their biggest concern is that corruption, lack of transparency and impunity threaten the future of their children. The lists presented by the parties tomorrow will tell us whether the Albanian leaders have understood the message from the US, whether they are committed to EU membership and whether they are ready to make the difficult decisions needed for a more democratic and prosperous future. for Albania. We expect party leaders to demonstrate true leadership.
We will hold party leaders accountable. We will also strongly support the Central Election Commission as it considers the submission of candidate lists, which is a task that must be undertaken primarily on behalf of Albanian voters.