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Old 06-05-2019, 06:34 PM   #11
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Today the German newspaper "Bild" released recordings of intercepted phone conversations, which show how a narco boss bought votes for the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Link to the article is here, which has videos of the recorings with English subtitles:
https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/p...5878.bild.html

Using google translate, the article in German starts as follows:

Is this country allowed in the EU? Albania wants to, Brussels does not mind - and Germany expressly supports the accession negotiations with the Balkan state, attesting great progress in democratization.

But actually the country is sinking into chaos. It is at a crossroads - to democratic conditions or finally to the Mafia Republic.


Also ...

Even Rama himself is considered a man with closest ties to the drug mafia: Western investigators and the Albanian opposition accuse him to have bought drug votes with drug money.

The recording of a telephone call is to prove this: Rama called on September 11, 2016, the head of a regional electoral authority to inquire whether everything ran out in the elections "as discussed". The response of the election leader: "Yes, boss, everything as discussed."

Ex-Justice Minister Manjani, a respected law professor, to BILD: "Different international organizations have confirmed that there was mass vote buying."

The ex-minister sees behind a joint project of Rama and the mafia: "The government protects the mafia and allows their drug business. In return, the gangs and clans are buying voters' votes for the government."

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