The General Secretary of the Democratic Party, Gazment Bardhi has given 2 orders to the branches of the Democratic Party to monitor the directors and officials of the Socialist Party who are involved in blackmail for votes.

The DP suspects that forms are being distributed in the administration to secure votes from the administration under illegal pressure, or else the relevant employees will be fired.

“To identify all heads of state institutions who have distributed such a Form or who blackmail their employees for political / electoral purposes, as well as to document the illegal actions of any employee of the state administration who engages in political activities for electoral purposes.” it is said in the announcement of DP.

Bardhi urges DP branches to identify directors and officials who are pressuring and blackmailing for votes.

Full announcement of the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party will not tolerate any move by the SP, which it considers a violation of the law and equality in elections. The General Secretary of the Democratic Party, Gazment Bardhi, asked all branches of the Democratic Party to identify and monitor every director and every official involved in the illegal pressure of the administration to secure votes for the Socialist Party.

The reason for the commitment of the DP structure throughout the country is the distribution in each institution of a form through which the employees of the state administration are asked for electoral commitment in favor of the SP. The DP states that they are required to submit lists with the names, addresses and ID card numbers of the 20-50 persons (according to function) they undertake to bring to vote for the Socialist Party, otherwise they are blackmailed by leaving work.

The General Secretary of the Democratic Party, Gazment Bardhi, describes this as “a criminal scheme of using the state administration by the Socialist Party for electoral purposes”, punishable by the Criminal Code, Article 328 / a “Use of public office for political or electoral activities”.

Announcing the criminal prosecution for every violator of the law, the General Secretary of the Democratic Party, Gazment Bardhi, has left 2 tasks for the Political Staffs in all branches.

1. To identify all heads of state institutions who have distributed such a Form or who blackmail their employees for political / electoral purposes, as well as to document the illegal actions of any employee of the state administration who engages in political activities for electoral purposes . For each of them the data should be forwarded to the Central Headquarters in DPA for the purpose of documentation and for the preparation of criminal reports in the prosecution.

2. To guarantee all public administration employees who are not engaged in political activities that no act of blackmail or dismissal for electoral purposes will be recognized by the new Government of the Democratic Party issued after the elections of April 25, 2021.