Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Albanian President Ilir Meta urged the public to rise up to overthrow the government, which he accused of violating the Constitution and organized crime.
At a press conference, President Ilir Meta said he wants to see people in the capital Tirana on 2 March, and announced that he will sign his first decree opposing justice reform on the same day. Meta said the judicial reform adopted three years ago to root out bribery and ensure judicial independence had failed.
The president's call for the people to revolt against power was interpreted as retaliation against Prime Minister Edi Rama's Socialist Party. The ruling party has put the president's dismissal on the agenda following an attempt to cancel local elections last year.
Three years before taking office, Ilir Meta was the leader of the Socialist Movement for integration, which is now on the opposition wing.