16 Jun 2011

Doubts Hang over Relatively Clean Albanian Elections

Albanians turned out to vote in local elections on Sunday although the Socialist Party (SP) Chairman Edi Rama, the current mayor of Tirana ,who is also currently leading the vote for mayor by approximately 1,000 votes, accused the state of pressuring voters.

The current Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, who heads the Democratic Party (DP) has already come out and said that they would recognize the result of the elections, while Mr. Rama responded that the SP would wait to recognize the results once they are released in a few days.

This comes as Mr. Rama’s party is poised to win in the major Albanian cities of Elbasan, Korca, Vlora and Gjirokastra.

For the original article from SETimes.com, please click here.

Please note that the featured photo comes courtesy of Ana Pekmezi from the SETimes article.