The Albanian Parliament has overturned the decree of President Ilir Meta regarding the changes in the Electoral Code.

President Ilir Meta returned the changes to the Parliament for reconsideration, as well as asked for the urgent opinion of the Venice Commission.

The new Electoral Code enters into force without the changes required by President Meta.

These changes were approved by the majority without the consent of the extra-parliamentary opposition.

Internationals, including EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi, urged Prime Minister Rama to wait for the Venice Commission opinion before approving the changes.