Berisha accuses PM of attempting to destroy opposition

6 Shkurt 2023, 13:18Politics TEMA

Former PM and current democrat leader, Sali Berisha accused PM Edi Rama today of trying to hide what he considers to be criminal truths in connection to his cooperation with former FBI director, Charles McGonigal.

According to the democrat leader, the main goal in all this was to destroy the opposition and pluralism in Albania. The former PM also accused US ambassador, Yuri Kim of "violating every principle, law and the Constitution".

Berisha added that February 11 will be the day of the biggest demonstration Tirana has ever seen. He said that the PM will end up the same way Charles McGonigal ended up.

Opposition MPs want a parliamentary investigative committee to probe claims that PM Edi Rama had a former FBI official Charles McGonigal in his pocket, and used him to smear the opposition.

However, PM Edi Rama dismissed claims that his government bribed a former FBI official to push for FBI investigations into matters that damaged the Albanian opposition. The request calls for an investigation into whether the Tirana government “incited, influenced, ordered or used public assets, bribes or other favours for the FBI former agent at the expense of the opposition”.

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