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Tags: EU | Albania | Politics

Albania Opposition Protests against Governing Socialists

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:40 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Supporters of Albania's opposition have thrown flares and torched a car tire outside the country's parliament in an attempt to block governing lawmakers entering the building amid calls for the government to quit.

The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition claims the leftist government of Prime Minister Edi Rama is corrupt and has links to organized crime. Opposition lawmakers want the government to make way for a caretaker administration and call early elections.

Albania's parliament holds sessions on Thursdays, but moved this week's meeting to Tuesday to avoid a planned demonstration. Supporters of the opposition then moved their demonstration, too.

The governing Socialists hold 74 seats in the 140-seat parliament. Opposition lawmakers have already quit as they push for early elections.

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Supporters of Albania's opposition have thrown flares and torched a car tire outside the country's parliament in an attempt to block governing lawmakers entering the building amid calls for the government to quit.The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition claims the...
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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:40 PM
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