The Monitoring Committee urges the Albanian Government and
opposition to put an end to the current political crisis and assume
their responsibilities in order to proceed with vital reforms.
The government should set up, without further delay, a parliamentary
committee of inquiry into the June 2009 elections and the opposition
should return to parliament and fully participate in its work. The
Albanian authorities should also improve the legislative electoral
framework, in close co-operation with the Venice Commission.
In order to assist President Topi in his role of mediator
and help achieve an end to the boycott based on the acceptance of
the recent election result and the full restoration of parliamentary
democracy, the Monitoring Committee proposes that the Presidential
Committee of the Assembly, together with the Monitoring Committee’s
co-rapporteurs for Albania, should visit the country as soon as
possible after the Assembly winter session.