"The Chief Prosecutor is appointed by the High Council of the Prosecutor's Office, after completing the Vetting process and receiving 84 votes from the Assembly.
"This is the process for the election of the new prosecutor."
This was the firm position taken by the chairman of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, during a conversation with journalists where the election of the new chief prosecutor was discussed.
After having read the relative articles of the constitution, Basha stated that the Provisional Chief Prosecutor is not a position for which there are provisions in the constitution.
In the current situation of the High Council of the Prosecutor's Office having not yet been established, Basha states that the constitutional solution is to realize the establishment of the institution.
Until such time, Adriatik Llalla should remain in office and continue until the incoming chief prosecutor is elected by the newly established institution.
"Llalla must remain in office until the new prosecutor is elected" said Lulzim Basha.
If the majority continues with the procedure of electing the chief prosecutor against the laws of the constitution, Basha warned that the Democratic Party will take legal and political steps in protest.
Basha stressed that there will always be a negative response to the Prime Minister's requests for dialogue.
"If the constitution will be violated, there will be protests. No dialogue with Rama!" said Lulzim Basha.
For the head of the Democratic Party, the appointment of the temporary chief prosecutor serves only for Prime Minister Rama to close corruption files.
In regards to comments made by Ambassadors of the US and EU, Basha sees it as a call to implement the constitution and not to violate it.
"Rama wants to close files, ambassadors want to implement the constitution" said Lulzim Basha.
Basha described the OPDAT and EURALIUS's opinions as a failure to appropriately interpret the Albanian Constitution and, on these grounds, questioned the validity of such opinions from these institutions.