#AlbaniaElection - Results in real time in the 12 Albanian electoral districts (see the table below).
Of the 3.271.885 voters registered on the electoral roll voted last Sunday about 53% The center-left coalition (ASHE) led by the socialists of Edi Rama is ahead in 11 of the 12 constituencies, instead the center-right coalition (APMI) led by the democrats of the outgoing premier Sali Berisha is in the lead only in the constituency of Kukes.
At 21: 00, the polled ballot boxes shown on the Central Electoral Commission website are 4972 on 5508, about 91% of the total. However, the vote counting ended in 5 constituencies: Dibra, Korça, Kukes, Valona and Gjirokastra, and in the other 7 exceeded 82%.
If the current trend is confirmed, the center-left coalition will have seats from 82 to 85 in the next parliament (about 65-67 the socialists of Rama, 15-17 the socialists for the integration of Ilir Meta, 1 the Christian Democrats of Mark Frroku , 1 the minorities of Vangjel Dule). Instead, the center-right coalition will be able to stop at 58 seats (48-50 the democrats of Berisha, 2-4 the republicans of Fatmir Mediu, 3-4 the party of the çam community of Shpetim Idrizi).
It is certain that the socialist Arben Malaj, presented as an independent in the constituency of Vlora will not be elected, instead Dritan Prifti, the former number two of Ilir Meta's party, presented as independent in the constituency of Fier will be elected if he exceeds the community party çam. Also the center-right formation (FRD) of Bamir Topi, former President of the Republic and former Vice-President of the Democrats, will be able to win a seat only if his result in the constituency of Tirana improved further. Nothing to do for Kreshnik Spahiu and his Red-Black Alliance (AK), center formations, for some with nationalist connotations, which will remain outside parliament.
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The political forces shown in the table
ASHE (center-left) led by the PS of Edi Rama
APMI (center-right) led by the PD of Prime Minister Sali Berisha
AK (RossoNera Alliance) led by Kreshnik Spahiu
FRD (New Democratic Spirit) led by former President of the Republic Bamir Topi
Dritan Prifti - District of Fier
Arben Malaj - District of Vlora
Circumscriptions and electoral system
Albania is divided into 12 constituencies which correspond to the 12 administrative regions. Each constituency has a number of seats proportional to the number of residents in the corresponding region. Tirana is the region with the highest number of parliamentarians: 32, instead Kukës the one with the lowest number: 4.
The 140 deputies are elected according to a proportional electoral system on a regional basis with closed lists. For the allocation of seats among the political forces the D'Hont method , instead for the allocation of seats within the same coalition the Sainte - Laguë method .
The electoral law provides for a barrier threshold of the 3% for non-coalition political forces and the 5% for coalitions. However, the number of seats assigned to each region determines thresholds that can reach the 25%, as in the case of the Kukës district.
Read also: Albania Elections Special 2013