TIRANA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Albania's opposition parties decided on Friday not to register at the Central Elections Commission (CEC) for the June 18 elections, threatening to boycott parliamentary election unless a caretaker government is formed, Democratic Party said in a statement.
Lulzim Basha, head of Democratic Party and opposition, told reporters that the opposition parties were united and would continue to boycott parliamentary work until Prime Minister Edi Rama stepped back and paved the way for creation of caretaker government.
"We have decided not to file a request to register with the CEC as electoral entities, and in consequence as an opposition coalition until a political agreement is reached to guarantee free and fair elections in Albania," the opposition parties said in their statement.
According to them, only a caretaker government could ensure implementation of decriminalization law, efficient fight against narcotics trafficking, organized crime and illegal proceeds as well as preparation of free and fair elections.
The right wing has decided to spread its protests all over the country, noting that they were determined in their demand for caretaker government.
On the other hand, the majority accused the opposition of trying to block the implementation of reforms in the country.
Government officials said Friday that the opposition didn't want the realization of justice reform and vetting process, which is aimed at cleaning politics and judiciary system of incriminated people.
According to the majority, the opposition is also hampering Albania progress towards the European Union since the implementation of vetting process and justice reform is seen as a key step towards opening of accession talks.