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Tensions flare in Albania amid calls for snap elections

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Tensions flare in Albania amid calls for snap elections

Tensions flare in Albania amid calls for snap elections

Violence flared up in Tirana, Albania on Monday as opposition protesters hurled firecrackers at the entrance of Prime Minister Edi Rama's office, after three months of demonstrations calling for him to quit over alleged election fraud and corruption.

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Tensions flare in Albania amid calls for snap elections

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Albanian opposition protesters hurled firecrackers at the entrance of Prime Minister Edi Rama's office on Monday (May 13), after three months of demonstrations calling for him to quit over alleged election fraud and corruption.

Protesters gathered under umbrellas at the entrance of the government building and renewed the call they made since February for snap polls after their lawmakers also cut ties with parliament.

Last week, opposition Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha said they were "determined to keep waging a bigger and more resolute battle as long as the government was keeping Albania apart from Europe".

Calling the opposition's policies "blind", Rama said he was saddened to hear an opposition leader begging the government to quit, and their fire harmed not his government but the country.

The European Union and the United States have called the government legitimate, and have urged the opposition to return to parliament and take part in local elections on June 30.




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