Socialists claim victory
TIRANA: The ruling Socialist Party of Albania is about to win an overall parliamentary majority in the general elections, preliminary results showed yesterday, while the vote counting was still under way.
The polls were held on Sunday with 18 political parties and groups vying for the 140 seats in the legislative body for a four-year term.
Vote counting began at about midnight after ballots were collected and transported to the counting stations.
“The Socialist Party is winning more than 75 seats in the country’s parliament,” outgoing Prime Minister Edi Rama said, claiming a landslide victory.