The Constitutional Court issued on Tuesday the full decision that recently overturned the demand of the Assembly of the previous legislature to dismiss President Ilir Meta accusing him of violating the Constitution of Albania.In the decision made on 16 February 2022, the panel of judges found no constitutional violation by the head of state for his statements before the 25 April elections. According to the ruling, Meta will continue to exercise his duty until the end of his constitutional mandate on July 24, 2022.
The panel of judges consisted of Vitore Tusha, Elsa Toska, Marsida Xhaferllari, Fiona Papajorgji, Altin Binaj, Sonila Bejtaj and Përparim Kalo.In reviewing the request of the Assembly of Albania “On the dismissal of the President of the Republic of Albania for serious violations of the Constitution”, the Constitutional Court annulled the vote.
The Constitutional Court has rejected the allegations of the Albanian Parliament and the socialist majority against Meta for serious constitutional violations.”The Court considers that the facts presented as violations related to public order and security do not constitute a violation of the Constitution,” said the decision which stressed that the Head of State and representative of the unity of the people has not made any ‘serious violation’ of the Constitution in exercising his function as Head of State. According to the decision, Meta has not made violations in his activity related to relations with strategic partners and foreign relations, the independence of state bodies and the order and security in the country.
The claim of the Parliament for the violation of the obligations stemming from the article 88, point 3, of
the Constitution is baseless. /Argumentum.al