Impact of Constitutional Changes 2008: Is Albania Ready for a New Constitutional Reform?



The constitution is considered as the fundamental act of the state and generally, the mechanisms that allow its revision are well thought out by the legislatorthese interventionsto be effective and at the right moment.The constitutional amendments of 2008 to 11 articles of the highest act of the state indicated that political interests were placed opposite the lack of transparency and lack of public information, being excluded from decision-making. The question arises now is: Does the constitutional changes brought in April 2008, the expected effect or were motivated by the interests of the political class to avoid difficulties in the process of electing the President? The purpose of this paper is the analysis of the effect of these changes and the proposal for a constitutional reform in several basic institutions of the state and society. Currently, although we can conclude that it is still early, we can objectively assess the impact and consequences that led to constitutional system and social changes. In this context, it is necessary to become a proper analysis and a thorough study before discussing about another constitutional reform. The recent past should serve as a reference point to understand that we should show prudence before you reproduce the amendments to the Constitution.

Keywords: constitutional reform, transparency, Constitution, mechanisms, impact

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