KQZ Files Charges against 76 Vote Counters

KQZ Files Charges against 76 Vote Counters

The Central Election Commission (KQZ) decided today to file criminal charges against 76 members of Vote Counting Groups responsible for the counting the votes of the June 25 general elections. The 76 vote counters, which are proposed by the main political parties, are accused for the falsification of voting materials and the election results. The […]

Whom Did They Steal From?

Whom Did They Steal From?

The results of the partial recount of 64 ballot boxes from the County of Tirana have shown that all major parties have systematically stolen votes from smaller parties, such as LIBRA and SFIDA. From the 57 ballot boxes that had incorrect vote counts reported by their Vote Counting Groups (GNV), the vote counters of the PS, […]

KQZ Conducts Partial Recount in Tirana

KQZ Conducts Partial Recount in Tirana

Today the Central Election Commission (KQZ) is conducting a partial recount of 64 ballot boxes from the County of Tirana, following up on complaints of the PDIU and PS. So far 11 ballot boxes have been recounted, showing that PDIU as received 5 votes more than mentioned on the final vote counts of the ballot boxes. PDIU […]

Albania Needs a Challenger to Its Undisputed Leader

Albania Needs a Challenger to Its Undisputed Leader

Four years ago, in 2013, it seemed like Albania had undergone a colorful revolution: It fell asleep blue and woke up violet. After two decades of the limelight, Sali Berisha, the old guide of the Democratic Party was defeated by Edi Rama, “the socialist artist” (as he was labelled both at home and abroad, in many […]

KQZ Closes Contestation Procedure, LIBRA Too Late

KQZ Closes Contestation Procedure, LIBRA Too Late

In a press statement, Central Election Commission (KQZ) chair Klement Zguri has announced that the deadline for contesting the final election results has passed. According to the statement, the PDIU and PS have contested the results in the County of Tirana, and the PD the result in the County of Berat. The PDIU claims that in […]

I Didn’t Vote, But I Have One Regret

I Didn’t Vote, But I Have One Regret

I was around six years old, and after five decades of popular spectacle with the ballot boxes Albania was having free elections for the first time. That afternoon, when my dad returned home, we dressed up and went to an important event happening 500 meters away from home. As we reached the voting center, which […]

Idrizi Insists on Mandate in Tirana

Idrizi Insists on Mandate in Tirana

PDIU leader Shpëtim Idrizi continues to insist that he has received sufficient votes to win a mandate in the County of Tirana, claiming that he has won 12,500 votes. On July 5, the Central Election Commission (KQZ) approved the election results of Tirana, which included 12,347 votes or 2.98% for Idrizi’s PDIU, 0.02% below the electoral […]

KQZ Approves Tirana Results, Idrizi Not in Parliament

KQZ Approves Tirana Results, Idrizi Not in Parliament

PDIU leader Shpëtim Idrizi has definitely lost his seat in Parliament. Yesterday the Central Election Commission (KQZ) approved the final results for the County of Tirana and rejected the PDIU’s request to postpone the inspection and approval of the results. In Tirana, the PDIU received 12,347 votes, or 2.98% of the votes, therefore failing to […]

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