Vote buying marks Albanian elections

Vote buying marks Albanian elections

The international observers’ preliminary reports on the 25 April elections in Albania, “saw authorities taking advantage of public office and allegations of pervasive vote-buying,” writes the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) through a press statement. According to

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SDP leader Tom Doshi resigns from his MP current mandate and the 25 April elections MP race

SDP leader Tom Doshi resigns from his MP current mandate and the 25 April elections MP race

While the process of vote counting is continuing, the leader of Social Democratic Party Tom Doshi has resigned both from his current mandate as MP, and from his running for MP on the 25 April elections. Tom Doshi addressed a

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Polls officially closed. Turnout almost 48%, slightly higher than 4 years ago

Polls officially closed. Turnout almost 48%, slightly higher than 4 years ago

The polling stations across Albania closed officially at 19:00 as predicted, and soon after that the Central Election Commission (CEC) declared that 1,720,503 Albanians have voted in today’s election, or 47.94% of the voters. During the 2017 parliamentary elections, the

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Two cases of violence and tension registered just before the closing of the polls

Two cases of violence and tension registered just before the closing of the polls

Just before the closing voting process, two violent episodes were registered related to the elections. Around 19:00, a 32-year-old stabbed a police officer in Fushë-Arrëz at a polling station. The police officers of Fushë-Arrëz have identified the perpetrator and they

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Kim: Inspired by the high turnout. Authorities to investigate the several incidents reported

Kim: Inspired by the high turnout. Authorities to investigate the several incidents reported

The U.S. ambassador Yuri Kim declared from Durrës that she was inspired by the turnout of the elections, calling also on the institutions to investigate the different incidents that have been reported.  “We are inspired to see a high turnout.

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Panic in Skanderbeg Square: Tragedy avoided after a car enters the pedestrian area

Panic in Skanderbeg Square: Tragedy avoided after a car enters the pedestrian area

A frightening episode has occurred on election day in Skanderbeg Square in the center of Tirana, when a 32-year-old, drove his car in the pedestrian area of the square risking the lives of the passersby, after crashing with three other

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5 cases of voters trying to photograph the vote

5 cases of voters trying to photograph the vote

Until now 5 cases of voters trying to photograph the vote have been registered in the parliamentary elections in Albania that are ongoing. The cases are spread all across the country, in Tirana, Vlora, Korça, Shkodër, and one case in

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After casting their vote, Albanian leaders invite the citizens to vote massively

After casting their vote, Albanian leaders invite the citizens to vote massively

Just a couple of minutes after the opening of the polling stations, President Ilir Meta voted today in his polling station in Tirana, and invited everyone to participate in the voting process. “This blessed and wonderful day finally came, and

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Meta: The Elbasan incident could have been avoided. The Head of the Elbasan Prosecutor’ Office should respond to 5 questions

Meta: The Elbasan incident could have been avoided. The Head of the Elbasan Prosecutor’ Office should respond to 5 questions

The President of Albania Ilir Meta declared today that the shooting episode in Elbasan, where one person was killed and 4 others were wounded could have been avoided if the institutions would have investigated a lawsuit deposited by the Democratic

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A woman supporting DP denounces for violence the Chief of Police in Divjaka

A woman supporting DP denounces for violence the Chief of Police in Divjaka

A violent episode has occurred today when a DP supporter, Elsa Bita, was hit by the Chief of Police Station in Divjaka Altin Shehu, while filming live a video which depicted a meeting indoor of the SP members against the

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