ElectionGudie

July 24, 2007 Held

Albania

Republic of Albania

Election for President

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At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of the Republic of Albania

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), 100 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 40 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Bamir TOPI
    • Party: Democratic Party
  • Fatos NANO
    • Party: Socialist Party
  • Neritan CEKA
    • Party: Democratic Alliance Party (AD)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,600,523 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 0 ( 2007 est.)