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IN DEPTH: Landslide election marks new start for Albania

In vote that appears to have been a referendum for breaking with the past, Albanians have voted a new generation of leaders in power, handing the Socialist-led coalition a three-fifths majority in parliament. Edi Rama will be the country’s prime

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Albanians await election results as both sides declare victory

Before a single ballot had been counted at the end of voting in Albania’s national election on Sunday, the two main contenders declared victory, citing internal polls. The Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha is seeking a third governing

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IN DEPTH: Parties conclude electoral campaign driven by economic concerns

Rallies in three cities mark the end of the Albanian electoral campaign. The governing Democrats based their campaign on achievements in the last eight years, while the opposition Socialists vow to fight corruption and return to a progressive tax system

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Albania’s partners keep whatchful eye on Sunday’s elections

Hundreds of observers will be at polling stations across Albania on voting day Albania’s international partners — led by the European Union, the United States and the OSCE — have turned renewed focus on Albania as the country’s heads to

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Pressure grows to find solution for CEC crisis

International representatives in Albania have been exerting increasing pressure to convince Albanian political parties to come to an agreement that would make the Central Election Commission fully functional. CEC needs at least five members to vote in order to certify

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Backgrounder: County seats, candidates from the top parties and full list of parties running in the elections

This document includes the official lists of candidate MPs for 12 counties (qarks) submitted to the Central Election Commission (CEC) by the main parties running in the June 23 general elections. It also provides a full list of the 66 parties

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Executive Briefing: Elections and political parties in Albania since 1991

Albania will hold parliamentary elections on June 23, 2013 in a process that marks the seventh consecutive general parliamentary elections since the fall of the communist regime in 1992. More than two decades have passed since Albania held its first

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IN DEPTH: CEC crisis places June polls at risk

Preparations for Albania’s June 23 parliamentary elections are at risk following a crisis in the Central Elections Commission, stemming from a decision by parliament to replace a member of the independent body in charge or running elections. The parliament vote on

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