SCPC Reiterates Stand on Office Incompatibility Issue

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) has reiterated that elected officials cannot hold two positions simultaneously.

It has requested Parliament to take urgent action over the decisions by Talat Xhaferi and Ilir Demiri, who have said they will join the work of Parliament once the new government is elected.

As the SCPC stressed, incompatibility of offices is clearly defined in the Constitution, the Law on MPs, the Law on Parliament, and the Election Code. However, the new Speaker, Afrim Gashi, has cited practice so far and not specified what action he will take and from which institution the two persons will get their salary.