A few minutes after the polls closed, the opposition leader Edi Rama declared the victory of the left coalition inviting the Electoral Commission and the scrutineers to allow, at the expiry of the time limit, to vote only to people already inside the polling station electoral (as described precisely by the law).
The fear is that of possible fraud or manipulation of the last hour. Meanwhile the declarations coming from Berisha's party worry: he in fact, first with the words of Majlinda Bregu and then through his own appearance on TV a few minutes ago, maintains the opposite, namely the clear victory of the right-wing coalition. In this, nothing has changed since the last 2009 election, when the result was reversed during the vote counting process.
An independent Albanian TV company, Ora News, has meanwhile released data on an exit poll for the Tirana region, where the left would mark a clear victory. According to this survey, which is now being discussed live in TV studios, the data for the capital are as follows: the left coalition would get the 51-55% of the votes, while the right coalition from 39 to 43%.
There is also talk, for the capital, of deputies won by the two parties outside the coalitions: FRD (New Democratic Wind, 2-4%) and AK (Alliance Rossonera, 1-3%).
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