The inquiry committee appointed by parliament to investigate and decide on the impeachment of President Ilir Meta convened on its first meeting this Thursday, focusing mainly on procedural aspects.
According to parliament’s rulebook and law in force, the President of the Republic must appear in front of the select committee when summoned.
Chances are that the president will be summoned to appear in September to defend his position and should he refuse to do so, then he will have to be brought in against his will.
Parliament will be expecting to receive the select committee report with the findings by fall and once it’s voted by MPs, the Constitutional Court will have its final say on the matter.
The ruling Socialist party has requested the president’s impeachment following his decision to cancel June 30 local elections and set October 13th as a new date for them. TemA