ALBANIA VOTES ON SUNDAY!
On Sunday, starting from 07:00 to 19:00, voting centers will be opened throughout the Republic of Albania, where citizens will elect their 140 representatives in the assembly.
3 million 588 thousand 869, citizens of which 50.5% are men and 49.5% women, have been called to vote in the general parliamentary elections of April 25 throughout our country.
The election will be held amid a deep polarization, and between the coronavirus crisis, record-breaking unemployment, a volatile economy and the mass exodus of young people from the country.
Chief Socialist Edi Rama is seeking a third term at the head of the government, after 8 years in power, these dramatic years for Albania according to local and international data.
Without a clear political and economic program, and with accusations of authoritarian rule Rama is convinced to continue his rule.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, is asking for a change through an economic program that, according to him, will restore the lost hope of the Albanians.
The coronavitus pandemic has hit the country’s health and economic system hard, the economic crisis, unemployment are the challenges for the new government that will emerge from the April 25 elections.
Sunday’s elections in Albania are being held under an aggressive, tense and not at all calm climate due to major accusations between the parties.
Rama is clearly the target of everyone, as his rules has been controversial, international and local reports speak of successive failures of the ruling Socialists. The involvement of dozens of officials in organized crime has shaken the two mandates of the socialist Edi Rama, who has eliminated all voices against in his party.
The opposition, led by Lulzim Basha, has used every means to attack Rama and lower his profile in public.
Rama’s government has been repeatedly accused by foreign activists and organizations of flagrant human rights violations, and the suppression of free speech.
His eastward orientation, Turkey, and the failure to open negotiations is another accusation leveled at Rama.
Sunday’s elections will decide the new parliament, where the new government will be formed with 71 seats, a figure that is targeted by both camps./ HistoriaIme