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Monday, April 30, 2012
New right wing party officialized 30/04/2012
The newest right wing party in Albania, the New Democratic Spirit, made
its first public presentation through the Chairman of the Initiating
Group, MP Gazmend Oketa. In the first official declaration he said that
he would hold an open and intensive campaign in the Albanian society.
“This party will establish a
close relation with the Diaspora”, Oketa declared, adding that NDS
expects to have free and honest elections in 2013.
underlined that this political alternative will defend the middle class
interests and does not agree with the still unsolved property ownership
“We are convinced that we will affect the creation of a functional democracy with our contribution”, Oketa declared.
added that the election of the party leader will be made according the
“one member, one vote” principle, and that the party leader will have
only one single mandate.
The election for the leader will be held
this autumn, in the first party congress, while he refused to admit if
Bamir Topi will be the leader of this party after his mandate will be
over on July 2012. Oketa declared that a priority of this party will be
youth, the solution of the property issue and compensation for former
politically persecuted people.
is not expected to be a party to be easily satisfied. Their plans are
to attract Democratic Party MPs. Sources at this political force say
that they are negotiating for at least 10 Democratic MPs.
organizing group of this party declared that some of the Democratic MPs
have expressed their enthusiasm for this new political move of the
Albanian right wing, and have taken a period of reflection. The main
goal of these negotiations is the creation of a strong Parliamentary
group in Parliament. Currently, this party is represented in Parliament
only by its chairman, the former Democratic MP, Gazmend Oketa.