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Albania opposition protest on late vote results

Albania opposition protest on late vote results

Hundreds of Albanian opposition supporters have gathered outside the election commission to protest the delay in the release of results from local elections held nearly two weeks ago.
The opposition claims their leader, Edi Rama, won re-election as mayor of the capital, Tirana in the May 8 polls. They object to the election commission considering a recount of the votes, arguing the move threatens political stability.
The commission was meeting later Wednesday morning to decide on whether to order the recount on grounds that some ballots were cast in the wrong ballot boxes.
The seven-member commission is dominated by members from the governing Democrat party. Three-time mayor Rama was running against the Democrats' candidate, former Interior Minister Lulzim Basha.


Updated : 2021-04-11 21:03 GMT+08:00