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Mushkolaj: The bitter taste of defeat (Express)

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Political commentator and reporter, Imer Mushkolaj, writes in an opinion piece that “losing the elections leaves one with a bitter taste. Parties from the PAN [PDK-AAK-NISMA] coalition might have experienced it badly, but the people had an even worst experience with their governance. An arrogant and irresponsible governance”. Mushkolaj argues that countless delays by the Central Election Commission (CEC) in announcing the final results are giving room to all sorts of speculation. “It is weird how the majority of votes can be counted and processed within a short period of time, but a small number of votes is taking so much time. The people are suspecting that there is some deal involved that would make it possible for a coalition of smaller parties led by the Social-Democratic Initiative [NISMA] to cross the threshold,” Mushkolaj writes. “It is understandable – losing has a bitter taste. But losing becomes even more bitter when you fail to cross the threshold by some hundred votes. This however should not delay or keep hostage the process of forming the new institutions. The people’s verdict was clear. They voted in favor of the opposition parties, trusting them to form the government. Any other calculation, by anyone, would create an unpleasant situation. No one can snatch someone else’s victory away”. He further writes that the people punished the previous government and its mindset “and showed that they will no longer allow their money to be used in lunches and dinners, traveling abroad and per diems”. “The message from the people was clear and it must be respected … Delays in announcing the election results are irritating. Even more irritating is the approach of the coalition of the smaller parties that want to cross the threshold by all means.”

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