ElectionGudie

June 24, 2001 Held

1,373,210
Voted
Albania

Republic of Albania

Election for Kuvendi i Shqipërisë (Parliament of Albania)

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,373,210
Valid Votes:1,323,900
Invalid Votes:49,310

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Party of Albania 73 549,589

41.50%

Union for Victory 46 487,314

36.80%

Independents and Others 2 129,692

9.80%

Democrat Party 6 67,349

5.00%

Social Democratic Party 4 48,253

3.60%

United Human Rights Party 3 34,607

2.60%

Albanian Agrarian Party 3 33,993

2.60%

Democratic Alliance Party 2 33,718

2.50%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 140 seats in the People's Assembly (Kuvendi Popullor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rexhep MEIDANI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ilir META
  • Assembly: Albania has a unicameral People's Assembly (Kuvendi Popullor) with 140 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the People's Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the People's Assembly (Kuvendi Popullor), 100 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 40 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Socialist Party (PS)
    • Leader: Fatos NANO
    • Seats won in this election: 73
    • Seats won in last election: 101
  • Party: Union of Victory Coalition (PDSH & BF)**
    • Leader: Sali BERISHA (PDSH)
    • Seats won in this election: 46
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (PSD)
    • Leader: Skender GJINUSHI
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Union for Human Rights Party (PBDNJ)
    • Leader: Vasil MELO
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Democratic Alliance (AD)
    • Leader: Naratan CEKA
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Democratic Christian Party (PDK)
    • Leader: Zef BUSHATI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: New Democratic Party (PD)
    • Leader: Gene POLLO
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 0

** Seats won in last election represent seats won by the PDSH only.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on June 29, 1997; 155 seats were at stake.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,490,435 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,497,444

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,511,367 (2001)

·         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: 8 (5.71%) (2001)

·         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: 523,565 (est.)