During the second session of the Socialist Party Congress at “Mother Teresa” square, the mayor of the municipality of Tirana, Erion Veliaj announced his re-run for a second term at the head of the capital.
In his speech, he invited everyone to join the Socialist Party and thanked, what he called, their “Democratic friends”. He also talked about his relationship with Edi Rama, clarifying it to all those who suspected that their relationship was broken: Stating:
“I'm sorry to tell you, but Edi Rama and I are more united and stronger than ever to push Tirana and Albania into the European family.”
Veliaj said that the Socialist Party will win and that the New Ring Road Project will take place. Stating:
“The Socialist Party will be No. 1 in the Astir area beyond a minority, there is a silent majority who does not accept the bullying of a small, noisy band. We will win in the Astir area and we will have the modern ring project that they deserve."
Veliaj also emphasized that the Socialists will win the municipalities that are currently held by Democrats.