Sat Apr 1st, 2006 at 09:55:35 AM EST
In my last diary on Albanian politics, I posed a question to the new government and especially its leader Sali Berisha--will he be able to regain the trust of Albanians by not repeating past mistakes of bad "decision making".
While no one questions the fact that Sali Berisha wants democracy to prevail in Albanian politics, there is a general agreement that he lacks the knowledge of how to implement it. Although one would think that knowledge comes with time--and he has spent a considerable amount of time in the political arena--the latest decisions on Albania's political and economic life are proving the contrary.
This got lost in a swarm of diaries this week, but an interesting piece on Albanian politics ~ whataboutbob
Thu Mar 2nd, 2006 at 03:55:31 PM EST
Ever since becoming a multiparty democracy, Albania has had a peculiar political history and many do not fully understand some of the reactions from the Albanian citizens or the behavior of its politicians. In this diary, I will try to present some facts hoping that the latter will be clearer to the outside viewer.
It is necessary to specify that by referring to position or opposition I mean the right and left wing coalition respectively.
Albanian politicians are also of peculiar nature if one pays attention to their behavior. This is due to their reactive nature. By reactive nature, I mean the tendency of these politicians not to have specific agendas or orientations, but rather to react to other decisions by repudiating them and questioning their liability. The latter has brought many detrimental decisions to Albanian politics as well as excruciating consequences to the socio-economic life. And to the dislike of the Albanian citizens, politicians are not loosing the habit.
From the diaries ~ whataboutbob