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Albanian opposition calls for anti-gov't protests

Albanian opposition calls for anti-gov't protests

Albania's opposition Socialist Party has called for daily anti-government protests over alleged vote rigging in last year's election and "bad governing" by Prime Minister Sali Berisha's Democratic Party.
Socialist leader Edi Rama urged Albanians Monday to protest over "stolen votes" and the "ruining of the country's and each family's economy."
The Socialists are planning a big rally in the capital, Tirana, for April 30.
The opposition's call for a partial recount of votes cast in general elections in June has been rejected by Berisha.
The Socialists hold 65 seats in the 140-member parliament. Berisha and his allies hold 75.
The European Union has warned the political crisis could hurt Albania's EU membership bid.