June 23, 2013 Held


Republic of Albania

Election for Kuvendi i Shqipërisë (Parliament of Albania)


Cast Votes:1,744,261
Valid Votes:1,720,162
Invalid Votes:24,099


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Party of Albania 65 - 710,047


Democratic Party of Albania 50 - 525,064


Socialist Movement for Integration 16 - 179,951


Republican Party of Albania 3 - 52,578


The Unity for Human Rights Party 4 - 44,733


New Democratic Spirit - - 29,253


The Party for Justice, Integration and Unity - - 14,683


Red and Black Alliance - - 10,171


Independents - - 9,174


Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 140 seats in the Parliament of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë)

Description of government structure:

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

** The Prime Minister is chosen by the leading party, or coalition, in parliament and is approved by presidential decree.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of the Republic is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.

  • Prime Minister is approved by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • 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%.

Main parties in the electoral race:

* The party is a member of the electoral Alliance for Employment, Prosperity and Integration / Aleanca pёr Punёsim, Mirёqenie dhe Integrim, which consists of 25 parties, led by the center-right PD party. The coalition also includes the Republican Party of Albania / Partia Republikane and the Party for Justice, Integration and Unity / Partia Bashkimi për të Drejtat e Njeriut.
** The party has joined the Alliance for a European Albania / Aleanca pёr Shqipёrinё Evropiane which is a broad tent coalition consisting of 37 opposition parties, led by the center-left PS party. Other coalition partners include the Socialist Movement for Integration / Lëvizja Socialiste për Integrim and the Unity for Human Rights Party / Partia për Drejtesi Integrim dhe Unitet
********* 3 independent candidates will contest the election, one each in Vlora, Tirana and Fier.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,011,405 (May 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,271,885 (June 2013 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,450,810 (2013)

·         Is Albania a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Albania ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (11 May 1994)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 25 (17.86%) (2013)

·         Human Development Index Position: 85 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Albania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (22 December 2009)

·         Has Albania ratified CRPD: Yes (11 February 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 451,710 (est.)