A man was shot Monday evening inside the electoral campaign office of the Democratic Party (DP) in Kavaje, 25 kilometres from Tirana, exit.al reported.
Police stated that N.J. entered the premises and shot B.O., the local secretary of the DP, with a gun. The police are still looking for the alleged attacker, who they said was arrested in 2014 for an alleged murder in Italy.
Lulzim Basha, DP president, described the incident as an assassination attempt on the DP and on democracy and openly accused Prime Minister Edi Rama, leader of the governing Socialist Party (SP), of this tragedy. Rama, however, has condemned the crime and urged the opposition not to politicise the case, exit.al reported.
Elections will be held on Sunday and the latest polls show the opposition and particularly DP has an advantage.
While the DP party is now polling at 44.7%, the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) – which was founded by defectors from the SP party – currently has 11.3%. LSI and DP have signed an agreement on a post-electoral coalition, which gives them an edge over the SP party which is now polling at 42.5%. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)