President Ilir Meta launched a series of consultations with political parties this afternoon, with the aim of setting a new date for local elections following the abolishment of the decree for 30th June.

Sources of RTV Ora suggest that a meeting will take place at 7pm this evening, after the President returns from Kosovo, with the Republican Party, the Demochristian Party, the Unity for Human Rights Party, the Movement for National Development and the Environmentalist Agrarian Party.

Prior to talks with the president, the allies met with DP chair, Lulzim Basha in the Democratic Party headquarters though they have since avoided communication with the media.

Sources stated that no concrete election date has been discussed and that the opposition remains strong in their stance: they will only participate in elections if Rama leaves.

It is not yet known if the President will call a joint meeting with representatives of the Democratic Party, the Socialist Movement for Integration and the Socialist Party.

Despite the situation between them being tense, Meta shook hands when meeting with Rama at a ceremony is Kosovo today, thus giving a positive signal.

President Ilir Meta abolished the decree on the June 30 election date because of the current domestic political crisis, giving political forces the opportunity to dialogue.

Pёrktheu: Paola Pupla