The chairman of this committee was elected Petro Kuci, chairman of the district SP branch and secretary Kristul Moci, secretary of the DP branch in the Fier district.
Through the district private TV channeled, AVN, the committee called on the people for calm and understanding. a.ke/eva/lm/e
A statement in support of the national reconciliation accord reached between President Berisha and 10 political parties of the country was drafted during a meeting with political parties leaders.
The Elbasan prefect, Tonin Alimhilli, told ATA that the Cerrik town of this district that on Tuesday a group of youths looted weapons from a military barracks and fired into the air, but they were not backed by the inhabitants, on the contrary the sowed panic among them.
While in the other town-halls of this prefecture like Belsh, Peqin and Librazhd the situation is calm. kei/lm/e
The council's members reported that in the districts of Korce, Pogradec and Devoll the situation has been calm, the market has been regularly supplied with food stuff and controls have been carried out on respecting the ceiling prices for the 29 food items.
The council called on the citizens for peace and not fall prey to rumors spreading the psychosis of fear.
The council also called on the public order forces to implement their tasks conform the law.
Meanwhile, meetings have been conducted also by the Korce district Defence Council, which also includes representatives from the political forces as well as from the municipal council of the Korce city. lm/E
The introduction of the state of emergency, following unrest in the south of the country, has not suspended the productive activity.
The head of the economic department at the district council, Mehdi Shabani, told ATA that the "Italian and German entrepreneurs working in our district continue to work peacefully."
These foreign or joint ventures which turnout ready-made garments, shoes, underwear, construction material and other articles have employed around 8 000 workers. lm/E
This morning the currency market opened by the National Commercial Bank with a buying course 1 US$ by 139 leks and a selling course by 141 leks. The savings bank bought 1 US$ by 136.5 leks and sold it by 141 leks. On the free market 1 US$ was bought by 140 leks and sold by 144 leks.
The National Commercial Bank
Currency buying selling 1 US$ 139 141 1 Mark 89 84 1000 Liras 82 85 100 Drachmas 50.5 53. a.gj/eva/lm/k
After the meeting with leaders of these parties Fino is expected to hold a news briefing to declare the new government's composition. lm/k
In a message addressed to the Albanian people, Meksi says: "Albanians should think of themselves, Albania and their own children. The only thing I would ask from all the people is to start the quick process of disarmament, institution refunctioning, dialogue between the political forces and the recovery of the Albanian economy.
This would be the first thing for the Albanians to do, if they love Albania, their own children and future". a.ke/kei/lm
Filo told this during the first interview for the Albanian Television after being appointed Albanian Premier.
"Today, the duty of the Albanian Premier is a very difficult one for the current situation in our country. This would be done by every patriot and honest Albanian in these difficult moments for our country", said Fino.
According to Fino, the new government would have a great job to solve the very urgent and sharp problems of Albania today.
With regard to the support for this government, Fino said that this government should be supported not only by the Albanian political forces, but also by the European Community, and especially by USA, because Albania is an European country.
"The European countries themselves are not interested to have a chaotic situation in Albania in these difficult moments. I think this support is not given to Premier Fino, but to all Albanians, to the Albanian nation", said Fino further on.
Fino expressed the idea that the relations of the government with the staffs of public salvation established in Southern districts, should be relations of understanding and talks, to listen the options of one another.
Fino does not consider the program of the Socialist Party as a referring point for the government he heads.
"This government has a limited mandate and is established on the basis of the dialogue between the Albanian President and political parties", said Fino.
The immediate priorities of the government in these moments, according to Fino, were tackling the large number of arms, the economic problems and the preparation of free and democratic elections in Albania./a.ke/kei/mt/sh/
The civil defence staff and the political parties convened and appealed on people to be calm and mature.
Today, the road of Bajram Curri was patrolled by the police forces, and are trying not to allow shotguns in the town.
Large crowds of people stormed and looted Tuesday morning the armament in two centers of the Bajram Curri brigade, in Fierze and Bajram Curri. At the same time, the food articles and other equipment of the military barracks were looted. The warehouse of the state reserve was plundered Wednesday morning looting a large quantity of wheat.
According to Hoxha, the food articles are reduced quickly because the citizens, being afraid, are buying large quantities. According to him, due to the uncontrolled gunshots, one people was killed and another was injured./a.ke/mt/sh/
According to some sources, a Dutch foundation is also destroyed.
Some 10 km far from Elbasan, near Mjekes village, according to some sources, the inhabitants of the village have stormed a military barracks, looting the weapons, but the police intervened and took all the weapons from them. The officers of the military have left away.
The police have intervened, have isolated the peasants, the majority of them have surrendered the weapons, some of them are tracked down.
The crowds were made up of peasants. The characteristic thing is that these events are conducted by native people. Efforts are being made to surrender the weapons./mt/sh/
The eyewitnesses told ATA that the police forces of Elbasan called on them to surrender the weapons, but a part of them did not accepted, escaping in the nearby fields.
In the above group were also some minors.
In these moments, according to the sources from police commissariat, two people from this group, Viron Malja, 35, and Ardian Rapushja, 23, inhabitants of Cerriku, were shot dead due to the uncontrolled use of weapons.
The committee of the public salvation with the participation of all political forces is established on Wednesday morning to control the situation./mt/sh/
In the prosecutor offices of Tirana, 20 penal procedures against 121 detained people are annulled, in Lushnje is annulled the penal procedure against 36 persons, in Berat for 22 persons, in Fier for 19, in Tepelene for 20 persons, in Korce for 26 persons, in Gramsh for 18 persons, while in the martial prosecutor offices the penal procedures are annulled for 17 persons, simple soldiers and officers. The procedures which were annulled have been started first as destruction of common wealth, illegal gatherings, etc., while the investigations against the military had to do with accuses such as abuse of office, desertion, violation of rules while being on watch, etc. All the detained for these penal acts were set free. The prosecutor offices continue their work to finish these cases./kled/mt/sh/