Albanian elections — A story of disputed results and conflict

Albanian elections — A story of disputed results and conflict

The following is a historical look at Albanian elections and an analysis of the parties in the current race, their programs, ambitions and coalitions, as well as some background information about the political and economic context in which these elections

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Editorial: Albania decides: The future is not what it used to be

Editorial: Albania decides: The future is not what it used to be

By Alba Çela On Sunday, June 25, Albanians will cast their ballots to decide the make-up and course of Albanian political landscape but also the fate of many ongoing key reform processes that the country is undergoing. This is the

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Albania on the eve of elections: A country most vulnerable

Albania on the eve of elections: A country most vulnerable

By Alba Çela While domestic and international observers have noticed and applauded the reduced rhetorical tension of this political campaign, at least until the fight between the coalition partners started, other developments are not being properly observed. The country, at

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Elections 2017: What’s at stake? Seven things to keep in mind as Albanians head to the polls

Elections 2017: What’s at stake? Seven things to keep in mind as Albanians head to the polls

The parliamentary elections that will be held this Sunday, June 25, 2017, are unique in Albania’s recent history. They are the most unpredictable and the calmest since the fall of communism. They are also a paradox as elections go. And

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Turkish president urges unity among Albanians ahead of elections

Turkish president urges unity among Albanians ahead of elections

TIRANA, June 19 – Just days ahead of Albania’s general elections, Turkish President Recep Taip Erdogan has given a lengthy interview to an Albanian television station, urging for unity among the country’s politicians and communities and citing risks Albania faces

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Albanians head to polling stations to elect new prime minister

Albanians head to polling stations to elect new prime minister

TIRANA, June 23 – Albania’s voters are heading to polling centers across the country this Sunday to choose their next representatives to parliament and decide who will lead the country’s government for the next four years. While voters are choosing

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Christina Vasak takes over as new French ambassador to Albania

Christina Vasak takes over as new French ambassador to Albania

TIRANA, June 22 – Christina Vasak has taken over as the new French Ambassador to Albania replacing Bernard Fitoussi. Vasak is a career diplomat who recently served at the French embassy in the Netherlands. “Albania has been an EU candidate

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Western Balkans Fund ready to make official launch

Western Balkans Fund ready to make official launch

TIRANA, June 22 – The Western Balkans Fund, the first regional international organization to have its seat in Tirana, is ready to make its official launch after concluding its preparatory stage. “As of 11 May 2017, the ratification procedures have

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Reconstruction project to turn Voskopoja into year-round destination

Reconstruction project to turn Voskopoja into year-round destination

TIRANA, June 22 – Four remaining post-Byzantine churches in Voskopoja, a present-day village in southeastern Albania that used to be Albania’s most thriving 18th century town are being restored in a bid to turn it into a year-round tourist destination.

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Beach or mountain? Try Albania, Go your own way!

Beach or mountain? Try Albania, Go your own way!

TIRANA, June 22 – Whether you are a beach, mountain or cultural heritage lover, it is high time you visited Albania to enjoy all three. Albania is now at its peak tourist season with its Adriatic and Ionian coastline ready

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