56 participates in the competition with 45 parties and movements grouped in the two main coalitions, the one led by the Democratic Party of Sali Berisha "Alliance for Citizens" with 22 parties headed by the socialists of the Mayor of Tirana Edi Rama "Alliance for the future" strong of 23 parties center left but also right. Spotlight on Tirana, where Rama, current mayor, asks for his fourth term. The majority deployed Lulzim Basha, former Interior Minister.
07:00 - Open seats for 3.164.859 of voters called to the polls to elect the mayors of the 384 municipalities and municipalities throughout the country. These elections are an important test of stability for our country, which is set to emerge from two years of political paralysis. 07:40 - Delay in opening the ballot boxes in some seats of Gjirokastër (Argirocastra), Memaliaj and in some villages near Korça. It seems that the delay is due to the right-wing members of the commission who presented late.Significant influx08:15 - There are no official figures yet, but according to journalists and observers in Tirana there is a considerable influx and good participation of voters. Migrants return to vote.09:10 - Unlike other elections, there is a significant number of migrants returning to vote, mainly from Greece. Only in the last 24 hours have returned around 3200, while other 7200 had returned in the previous days.Berisha: The parties accept the result10:00 - Prime Minister Sali Berisha arrived at the 2 polling station in Tirana accompanied by his wife Liri Berisha. Once voted, Prime Minister Berisha made a statement to the media, through which he invited all Albanians to take part in the elections, regardless of the political party to which they belong.Accident in Scutari10:00 - A first bad accident occurred to Kuç (Shkodër) where a member of the PS commission, Bahri Meta, was brutally attacked so much to where he went to rescue. The reasons for the incident are still unknown.
Participation in the polls until this morning's 10: 00President Bamir Topi votes11:00 - The president accompanied by his wife Teuta Topi voted this morning at the polling station installed in the offices of the 'Servet Malci' school in the capital. Https: //www.youtube.com/watch? V = -Q4UBd1RR6kVote for the leader of the PS Edi Rama11:45 - The leader of the socialist party, also candidate of the Alliance coalition "for the future for the mayor of the capital Edi Rama, accompanied by his wife Linda and his mother, Ms. Antoneta Rama voted this morning at the polling stations at the school 'Pjeter Budi '.Top Channel attached 12:25 Another incident at the Qytet Students in Tirana. Two Top Channel TV operators rushed to verify an irregularity with the identity cards were attacked and took the video material that was seized. The police arrived on the spot.
Ettore Sequi: Elections in Albania, a great opportunity to show political maturity https: //www.youtube.com/watch? V = V-W0hMEmfs4The first data14.00 According to official KQZ data up until the 14.00 the turnout was 30%.
OSCE, Lenarcic: We are observing you, we are numerous and attentive to today's developments. Tuesday, the first results from ODIHRhttps: //www.youtube.com/watch? V = X3FINLB40I4The problem of family voting remains16: 00 - The process continues quietly with some minor incidents, but nothing to worry about. The only big problem remains the family vote in rural areas.
OSCE Ambassador and President of Albania
OSCE Ambassador to Tirana, Eugen Wollfarth with the President of Albania Bamir Topi (source: News24). Participation in local elections in the 12 Albanian regionsAt 19: 00 polling stations will close18:30 - 30 is still missing minutes from the closing of the polling stations. There are still many people in the voting centers waiting to vote.Seat closure19:40 - the procedures for closing the voting process begin. There is still voting in some areas of the capital where after the 19: 00, the time the seats were closed there was still a long line of people who had not yet voted.Seats closed in Gjirokaster and Tepelene19:55 - With the voting process in Gjirokaster and Tepelene closed, participation in the elections was 58% higher this year than the 2009.CEC, 50,09% participation up to 19: 0020:30 - CEC has indicated the voting percentage at national level up to the 19: 00. This is participation: Burrel 57,5%, 61,1% Bulqizë, Durres, 31%, 66,3% Kruje, Elbasan 50%, Gramsh 53,4%, FC 59,1%, H 58,3%, 38,1% Fier, Lushnja 46,3%, 44,2 Ballsh, Gjirokastra 51%, 46,1% axis, South 38,9%, 44,7% Korce, Erseke 51,7% Pogradec 50,8, Bilisht 60,6%, 65,6% Kukes, Krume 77%, 58,3% Curr Bajram, Lezhe 39,3%, 51,5% Rrëshen Lac 44% , 38% Scutari, Puka 77,9% Koplik 60%, Tirana 47,3%, 28,6% Kamez, Kavaje 38,5, 42,2% Vlora, Saranda 38,4%, 45,6% Delvin. At the national level, the total turnout was 50,9%.The count starts in a few minutes23:00 - State police employees have delivered about 3.797 urns for counting so far.Start counting01:00 - Tension in Vlora, clashes in the vote counting center between the PS and LSI observersFirst results arrive02:20 - These are the first partial results. Tension at Korça and ValonaElbasan counted in total 1128 votes where the results are: the PS 594 votes, while the PD 534 votes.
Fier counted in total 807 votes, where the results are: the PD 286 votes, while the PS 521 votes. Valona counted 100 vot, where the PS has 54 votes and 46 votes the PD. Berat in total 414 votes where the PD has 200 votes, while the PS 214 votes.
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