ElectionGudie

June 28, 2009 Held

1,519,176
Voted
Albania

Republic of Albania

Election for Kuvendi i Shqipërisë (Parliament of Albania)

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,519,176
Valid Votes:1,367,347
Invalid Votes:151,829

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Party 65 - 620,586

45.39%

Democratic Party 68 - 610,463

44.65%

New Democratic Party 4 - - 101,373

7.41%

Socialist Movement for Integration 4 - 73,678

5.39%

Social Democracy Party Of Albania 2 - - 57,998

4.24%

Union for Human Rights Party 2 - - 56,403

4.12%

Republican Party 1 - 31,990

2.34%

Social Democratic Party - - 26,700

1.95%

Unity for Human Rights Party 1 - 18,078

1.32%

Party for Justice and Integration 1 - 14,477

1.06%

Liberal Union Party 1 - - 14,418

1.05%

Christian Democratic Party - - 13,308

0.97%

Agrarian Environmentalist Party - - 13,296

0.97%

G99 - - 12,989

0.95%

Movement for National Development - - 10,753

0.79%

Legality Movement Party - - 10,711

0.78%

Real Socialist Party '91 - - 6,548

0.48%

Demochristian League - - 6,095

0.45%

National Front Party - - 5,112

0.37%

Liberal Democratic Union - - 5,008

0.37%

Law and Justice Party - - 4,865

0.36%

Democratic Alliance Party - - 4,682

0.34%

Democratic National Front Party - - 4,177

0.31%

Movement of Human Rights and Freedoms - - 2,931

0.21%

Party of New Albanian European Democracy - - 2,111

0.15%

Alliance for Democracy and Solidarity - - 1,067

0.08%

Conservative Party - - 1,047

0.08%

Macedonian Alliance for European Integration - - 1,043

0.08%

Democratic Union Party - - 1,030

0.08%

Path of Freedoms Party - - 1,002

0.07%

Ora of Albania - - 786

0.06%

Independent - - 756

0.06%

Democratic Reform Party - - 495

0.04%

New Tolerance Party - - 437

0.03%

Green Party - - 437

0.03%

Party for the Protection of Immigrants' Rights - - 376

0.03%

Forca Albania - - 319

0.02%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of the Republic Bamir TOPI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sali BERISHA **
  • Assembly: Albania has a unicameral People's Assembly (Kuvendi Popullor) with 140 seats.

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of the Republic is elected by the People's Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the People's Assembly (Kuvendi Popullor) 140 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Lists are closed. 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:

  • Party: Democratic Party / (PD)*
    • Leader: Sali BERISHA
    • Seats won in this election: 68
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Socialist Party / (PSSH)
    • Leader: Fatos NANO
    • Seats won in this election: 65
    • Seats won in last election: 73
  • Party: Socialist Movement for Integration / (LSI)***
    • Leader: Ilir META
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Republican Party / (PR)****
    • Leader: Fatmir MEDIU
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (PSD)
    • Leader: Skender GJINUSHI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Union for Human Rights Party / (PBDNJ)
    • Leader: Vangjel DULE
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: New Democratic Party / (PDR)
    • Leader: Genc POLLO
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Agrarian Environmentalist Party (Partia Agrare Ambientalis) / (PAA)
    • Leader: Lufter XHUVELI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Democratic Alliance Party / (AD)
    • Leader: Neritan CEKA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Legality Movement Party / Partia Lëvizja e Legalitetit (PLL)**********
    • Leader: Ekrem SPAHIU
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Front Party / (PBK)***********
    • Leader: Adriatik ALIMADHI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Christian Democratic Party / (PDK)
    • Leader: Nard NDOKA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Social Democracy Party Of Albania / (PDSSh)
    • Leader: Paskal MILO
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Liberal Union Party / (BLD)
    • Leader: Arjan STAROVA
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independent
    • Leader: Spiro PECI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Party for Justice and Integration (PDI) / Partia për Drejtësi dhe Integrim
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Unity for Human Rights Party (PBDNJ) / Partia Bashkimi për të Drejtat e Njeriut
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Demochristian League (LDK) / Lidhja Demokristiane
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Liberal Democratic Union (BLD) / Bashkimi Liberal Demokrat
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Democratic National Front Party (PBKD) / Partia Balli Kombëtar Demokrat
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Party of New Albanian European Democracy (PDRESh) / Partia Demokracia e Re Europiane Shqiptare
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Macedonian Alliance for European Integration (AMIE) / Aleanca e Maqedonasve për Integrim Evropian
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy and Solidarity (ADS) / Aleanca për Demokraci dhe Solidaritet
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Ora of Albania (POSh) / Ora e Shqipërisë
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Forca Albania (PFA) / Partia Forca Albania
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: G99 (G99) / Grupim 99
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Real Socialist Party '91 (PSV '91) / Partia Socialiste e Vërtetë '91
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Movement of Human Rights and Freedoms (LDLNj) / Lëvizja për të Drejtat dhe Liritë e Njeriut
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Green Party (PGj) / Partia e Gjelbër
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Alliance: Party for the Protection of Immigrants' Rights (PMDE) / Parti për Mbrojtjen e të Drejtave të Emigrantëve
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: New Tolerance Party / Partia Tolerancë e Re e Shqipërisë (PTR)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Movement for National Development (LZhK) / Lëvizja për Zhvillim Kombëtar
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Union Party (PBD) / Partia Bashkimi Demokrat Shqipëtar
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Conservative Party / Partia Konservatore (PKONS)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Reform Party (PRDSh) / Partia e Reformave Demokratike Shqiptare
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Path of Freedoms Party (PRrL) / Partia Rruga e Lirisë
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Law and Justice Party / Partia Ligj dhe Drejtësi (PLiDr)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

* In the last election, the Democratic Party (PD), the Legality Movement Party (PLL), the Liberal Union Party (PBL), the National Front Party (PBK), and the Republican Party (PR) ran together as a coalition which won 46 seats in the parliament.
*** The Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) formed from a faction that split from the Socialist Party (PSSH) at the end of 2004.
**** In the last election, the Democratic Party (PD), the Legality Movement Party (PLL), the Liberal Union Party (PBL), the National Front Party (PBK), and the Republican Party (PR) ran together as a coalition, which won 46 seats in the parliament.
********** In the last election, the Democratic Party (PD), the Legality Movement Party (PLL), the Liberal Union Party (PBL), the National Front Party (PBK), and the Republican Party (PR) ran together as a coalition, which won 46 seats in the parliament.
*********** In the last election, the Democratic Party (PD), the Legality Movement Party (PLL), the Liberal Union Party (PBL), the National Front Party (PBK), and the Republican Party (PR) ran together as a coalition, which won 46 seats in the parliament.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • This is the first election under closed-list PR, following the controversial repeal of a mixed-member system.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,639,453 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,850,821 (June 2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,451,096 (2009)

·         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: 23 (16.43%) (2009)

·         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: 545,918 (est.)