Albania to hold next parliamentary elections on April 25

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-07 02:42:18|Editor: huaxia

TIRANA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Next parliamentary elections in Albania will take place on April 25, 2021 according to a presidential decree, the press office of the president said Sunday in a statement.

The decree respects the amendments of the Electoral Code, which sets two deadlines on the future general elections in the country, respectively from April 15 to May 15 or from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15.

The leaders of the opposition parties in Albania have been demanding that the elections be held as soon as possible.

On Friday, Meta held meetings with representatives of Albanian main political parties, including the leaders of the Socialist Party as well as Prime Minister Edi Rama, Lulzim Basha of the Democratic Party, and Monika Kryemadhi of the Socialist Movement for Integration party.

The last parliamentary elections in Albania took place on June 25, 2017, in which the ruling Socialist Party won 48.33 percent of the votes and garnered 74 seats in the 140-seat parliament, while the DP received 28.81 percent of the votes, or 43 seats.

At that time, 1.6 million eligible voters participated in the elections, according to the Central Election Commission. Enditem