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Albania

Republic of Albania

2,994,667 5

Population (as of July 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

3,271,885 51.78%

Registered Voters (as of June 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President of the Republic President of the Republic Head of State
Parliament of Albania Kuvendi i Shqipërisë Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of the Republic Bujar Faik NISHANI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Edi RAMA
  • Assembly: Albania has a unicameral Parliament of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë) with 140 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of the Republic is elected by the People's Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is chosen by the leading party, or coalition, in parliament and is approved by presidential decree.
  • In the Parliament of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë) 140 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. There are 12 multi-member constituencies corresponding to the country's 12 administrative regions. Within any constituency, parties must meet a threshold of 3%, and pre-election coalitions must meet a threshold of 5%.

 

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Parliament of Albania 2001-06-24 - 2,497,444 -
Parliament of Albania 2005-07-03 1,389,320 2,850,821 48.73%
President of the Republic 2007-07-24 90 - -
Parliament of Albania 2009-06-28 1,519,176 2,850,821 53.29%
Parliament of Albania 2013-06-23 1,744,261 3,271,885 53.31%

Voter Turnout