Today at 15:00, Greek time, the examination of the request of Fredis Beleris for the granting of a short leave of absence will continue to complete his inauguration and assume the duties of mayor of Himara.

Eight months after his election, he remains in custody and the mayor’s position remains the defeated candidate of Edi Rama.

According to, the Beleri swearing-in case reached the courtrooms of the Court Against Disputes and Organized Crime (SPAK), following the intervention of the Supreme Court of Albania, which was asked to decide which body is competent to examine the request .

This particular court has twice in the past declared itself incompetent on the matter, while it has been tasked with hearing the main case of electoral corruption and vote buying.

Today outside the court in Tirana, Omonia Himaras, with the slogan “Himara elected a mayor on May 14”, will hold a protest rally during the trial.