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CEC issues final election results, electoral process officially ends

Albania’s Central Elections Commission has issued its final results of the June 23 general parliamentary election six weeks after the election took place. The final results reaffirm the landslide win by the Socialist-led coalition over its rivals led by the

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Certifying results, Electoral College approves distribution of MP seats

Albania’s Electoral College has approved the distribution of seats in the Albanian parliament based on the latest results of the Central Election Commission, in effect certifying the election results and opening the way for the new parliament to start work

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Socialists withdraw request for do-over election in northwestern county

The Socialist Party has withdrawn an earlier appeal seeking to void the results of the June 23 parliamentary elections in the electoral district of Lezha and hold a do-over election. The Socialists’ chief legal adviser on election affairs, Damian Gjiknuri, said

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Election outcome unchanged following latest recount

The latest partial recount in Albania’s general election, which was as part of an investigation in the northwestern county of Kukes, has not resulted in a change in the election outcome in the country’s smallest electoral district. The recount came

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Socialists seek do-over election for Lezha County

Shkodra recount shows no changes from earlier results The Socialist Party has officially filed a request with Albania’s Electoral College to repeat the elections in the northwestern county of Lezha. If approved, in terms of time and logistics, the request

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Tirana mayor takes over as new opposition leader

Lulzim Basha will serve as head of the Albanian opposition, after the Tirana mayor won an internal election Tuesday to become the next leader of the Albania’s Democratic Party. Basha won roughly 80 percent of the votes of the the

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Court overrules CEC, orders Kukes investigation at SMI request

An investigation is to take place on the ballots cast in Albania’s northeastern county of Kukes over election irregularities last month that the junior partner in the winning coalition says cost it a seat in parliament. The Electoral College, Albania’s

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Albanian elections’ court rules against Lezha recount

Albania’s Electoral College, a group of judges with final say on election matters, has decided to cancel a recount of ballots in the northwestern county of Lezha, reversing an earlier decision by the Central Elections Commission. Neither this latest ruling

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Lezha recount ends with no changes in mandate distribution

Albania’s Central Elections Commission has finished its recount of all ballots in Lezha County, increasing the number of votes allocated to the Democrats, but not changing the earlier results in terms of mandate distribution. A special counting team set up

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Recount ordered in two northwestern counties

Albania’s Central Election Commission has decided that a recount of all ballots should take place in two of Albania’s 12 electoral districts, after a smaller recount of 10 ballot boxes showed there was discrepancy between the recorded result and the

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