Kosovo opposition criticises ruling party for interference in Albania’s elections

“At the peak of the health and economic crisis, the authorities elected to lead here have chosen to be a protesting opposition and campaign in another country,” Abdixhiku wrote on social media. [EPA-EFE/ERMAL META]

Opposition parties in Kosovo criticised the ruling Vetëvendosje party for interfering in the Albanian elections by supporting electoral campaigns of some independent candidates.

A number of Vetëvendosje officials, including MPs and a government minister, were seen in Albania last week, rallying behind three candidates of their party’s branch in the country, exit.al reported. Lumir Abdixhiku, leader of the opposition Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, called the involvement of government officials in Albania’s election “irresponsible”. 

“At the peak of the health and economic crisis, the authorities elected to lead here have chosen to be a protesting opposition and campaign in another country,” Abdixhiku wrote on social media. 

“The involvement of Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Vetëvendosje in backing opposition candidates in Albania’s elections risks creating divisions between the two countries when they should be working together to tackle the pandemic,” Prishtina Insight wrote in a commentary.(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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