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PES welcomes agreement between PSS and LSI on the next Albanian general elections

PES Balkan Conference

PES Balkan Conference

Today at the PES Balkan Conference in Shkodra, Albania a new agreement of cooperation was signed between Edi Rama, the leader of the Albanian Socialist Party and Ilir Meta, leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration – LSI. The agreement allows the parties to campaign together for the upcoming parliamentary elections on 23 June 2013.

Sergei Stanishev, PES President said: “I welcome the new agreement signed today at the PES Balkan conference by these progressive parties. This is an important step towards reuniting the left and gives new momentum for the next parliamentary elections in Albania. This renewed cooperation is part of a wider spirit of unity that will lead the country to a fairer society and a more prosperous future”.

Kristian Vigenin, Chair of the PES Task Force on Western Balkan Enlargement and PES Presidency Member, stated that: “I congratulate Edi Rama and Ilir Meta on the new agreement of cooperation signed today. It is important that all progressive forces work together to ensure social justice and European integration for the country”. 

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