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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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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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CEC turns down SMI request amid controversy over quorum

Albania’s Central Election Commission has ruled against a complaint filed by the Socialist Movement for Integration over irregularities in the northeastern region of Kukes,  arguing that insufficient evidence had been submitted. The Monday decision took place amid a debate that CEC lacked

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Changing earlier results, CEC ruling gives disputed Lezha MP seat to Democrats

Albania’s Central Election Commission has decided in favor of a complaint by the Democratic Party, ruling that preliminary results were wrong in the northern Lezha County and a seat earlier awarded to the Socialists should be given to the Democrats

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SMI files complaint over election results in Kukes County

Albania’s third largest party, the Socialist Movement for Integration, says it has filed a complaint with the Central Election Commission over election results in the northeastern county of Kukes, claiming that irregularities in ballot counting stripped it of an MP

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Election results known and accepted, but not yet official

One week after the June 23 general elections, Albania knows the winner of the elections but has no official results, and there is no deadline on when the whole process will end. More than two months after a pre-electoral political

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CEC reports average voter turnout

Albania’s Central Election Commission (CEC) reports voter turnout until  4 p.m. had been 42.89 percent. The turnout is based on data sent by 1,183 polling stations, 21.48 percent of a total of 5,508 nationwide. The CEC data refer to only

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