Elections in Albania

Albania Election Commissioners Jailed for Fraud
Two children riding on a bicycle are waving Albanian national flag as well as Democratic Party flag are gathered to support the pre-election campaign of Albania's democratic candidate for member of parliament of the democratic party Jozefina Topalli on Monday, June 22, 2009. (Photo by Vudi Xhymshiti)

The Socialists have repeatedly argued that similar cases of fraud were widespread during the 2009 elections while the ruling Democrats maintain that the situation at the polling station at the village was unique and only occurred after opposition commissioners abandoned the polling station.

Berisha’s Democrats and the Socialist opposition, headed by Tirana mayor Edi Rama, have been locked in a power struggle since the end of the June 2009 parliamentary elections.

The Socialists allege that Berisha stole the elections through voter fraud while the Democrats reject the accusations and maintain the polls were the best the country has held.

 

(VX News Pictures/ Vudi Xhymshiti)

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