Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Several Albanian citizens met in front of Prime Minister Edi Rama's office and called on the government to resign. During the protests, there were no clashes between the demonstrators and the police after the western countries warned of non-violence.
Opposition parties representing the center-right in the country, the alleged irregularities had decided to boycott local elections. In response, the ruling Socialist Party leader in Albania, Edi Rama, said in a recent interview that local elections, scheduled for June 30th, will not be postponed despite the country's opposition.
Prime Minister Rama says the opposition's goal is to disrupt Albania's efforts to join the European Union.
Albanian President Ilir Meta announced that he had canceled local elections on June 30th, because an opposition opposition could cause social breaks and undermine Albania's chances of joining the EU, but Prime Minister Rama said there was no power to block the elections.