Ibsen Elezi registers in race for leader of Democratic Party

TIRANA, May 8 – The first candidate who will run with Sali Berisha in the elections for the leader of the Democratic Party (DP) has been registered. It is reported by local media on Sunday that Ibsen Elezi has submitted the candidacy form to the DP headquarters.

The former leader of the Democrats in Kukes, northeastern Albania, also ran in the elections for the leader of the Democratic Party that were held in June 2021.

However, his candidacy was disqualified from the race by a chairmanship decision. At the time when Lulzim Basha was DP head, it was reported that Elezi was disqualified from the race “because he tried to denigrate and harm the Democratic Party with his comments.”

It is not known how the Re-foundation Commission will act because the deadline for the submission of candidacies for the election of the new chairman expired on Saturday midnight. The election will be held on May 22, 2022 and the only official candidate is the veteran leader, Sali Berisha.

Democrats Edvin Kulluri, Agron Shehaj and Fatbardh Kadilli intended to run for the chair but they withdrew. There are comments that none of them dared to face Berisha, who is considered the founder of the Democratic Party. /Argumetum.al