PRISTINA (Reuters) – Albania’s parliament on Friday voted within the first cupboard to be dominated by girls for the reason that multi-party system was launched 30 years in the past.
After a parliamentary session which lasted greater than 20 hours, Edi Rama was voted as prime minister for third time after a landslide election victory in April.
Of the 17-member cupboard, 12 can be girls.
“The battle towards gender discrimination and home violence stays very open and much from being received,” Rama mentioned earlier than the lawmakers voted for his cupboard with 77 votes out of 140.
“There are nonetheless discriminatory forces and unfavourable vitality that act right this moment in our society in hurt of ladies and ladies.”
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Olta Xhaka will proceed to function international minister and newly arrived Delina Ibrahimaj, former head of the state tax authority, will run the finance and economic system ministry.
Rama mentioned combating crime and corruption would be the precedence on this third time period.
The brand new authorities forecasts financial progress of round 4% yearly following fall of three.3% in 2020 on account of the pandemic.
Albania is a NATO member and goals to affix the European Union in the future, however a scarcity of reforms and hesitation on the a part of EU members for extra enlargement have slowed down the accession course of.
(Reporting by Fatos Bytyci; Modifying by Ivana Sekularac and Angus MacSwan)
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