Parliament convenes this afternoon to vote on the new president
Bajram Begaj is the Socialist Party nominee for the post of the new President of the Republic. Today, in a special session in the Assembly, the fourth round is expected to take place to elect the new head of state. The first three rounds failed as the opposition did not propose any names.
Before going to the Assembly, Begaj's name will be sent in advance to the SP Parliamentary Group, which will convene on Saturday morning around 10:00 and from where the necessary signatures will be collected. The SP has the votes to elect the new head of state, as 71 votes are enough in this round.
The signatures of at least 20 deputies are needed to support a candidate, who will then be formally deposited in the Assembly. At 18:00 the Assembly will hold a session to exhaust the fourth round. Meanwhile, Enkelejd Alibeaj's group has stated that they will not be in the Assembly to vote, while the PD part led by Sali Berisha claimed that they will be in the hall to vote against. However, both sides have opposed Begaj's candidacy.