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Albanian lawmakers launch hunger strike
TIRANA, Nov 10 - Eleven lawmakers of Albanian smaller political parties on Monday started a hunger strike to protest against a new draft electoral code that, according to them, tries to drive them out of parliament.

Parliamentarians of the opposition Socialist Movement for Integration and the Socialist Party 91 were joined by the governing coalition member, Christian Democratic Party, at the parliament hall accusing the two leading political parties _ the governing Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha and the main opposition Socialist Party of Tirana Mayor Edi Rama _ of monopolizing the administration of the electoral process by excluding their smaller allies from the electoral commissions.

``We are obliged to declare the hunger strike as the only democratic and civil way remained to us to stop the Berisha-Rama revanche and their anti-national, antidemocratic goal of destroying the future elections through frightening the Albanian voters and through a Stalinist counting of their votes," Ilir Meta of the SMI read the statement at the parliament session.

Last April the two main political parties, which have the bulk of the 140-seat parliament,
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