Demiri and Bajrami Elected Ministers

On Monday, Parliament elected Ilir Demiri and Naim Bajrami as Health Minister and Information Society and Administration Minister, respectively.

However, the session was marked by accusations not only over the election, but also over other topics. Caretaker PM Talat Xhaferi said regarding Ilir Demiri that his work in the health sector spoke volumes. Regarding Bajrami, he said he was a young person who was being given a chance to show his expertise.

On the other hand, VMRO-DPMNE described the caretaker cabinet as “the cabinet of absurd”. As its MPs pointed out, ministers are being dismissed and new ones are being nominated on the basis of a proposal from a commission from Alliance for Albanians, a party with internal problems.

The ruling majority levelled accusations at the opposition over the personal documents issue. Its parliamentarians stated that the caretaker Ministers and additional Deputy Ministers had been lying to citizens they would solve the matter.