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Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
25.06.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
140
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,666
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,593
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,073
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
40.25%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
18

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,452,324
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,613,975
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
46.75%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Edi Rama’s Socialist Party of Albania (PS) won an outright majority in the 140-member Parliament. The opposition Democratic Party (PD) led by former Foreign Minister Lulzim Basha came in second. A record 39 women were elected, the highest number since 1992. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on the economy, tax reform and measures to tackle corruption and drug trafficking. Both the PS and the PD pledged to work toward eventually joining the European Union (EU). 
 
 The 2017 elections were initially scheduled for 18 June but were postponed by one week, following an agreement between the PS and PD on 18 May to allow senior opposition officials to monitor the election process. The PD had boycotted Parliament since February 2017 in support of their call for the creation of a technocratic government to oversee the organization of free and fair elections. 
 
 The 2017 polls followed indirect presidential elections by Parliament in April 2017 in which the Speaker of the outgoing legislature, Mr. Ilir Meta of the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI), was elected the country's new President. On 24 July, the outgoing Parliament swore in Mr. Meta as the new President.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
27.78%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
52.86%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Socialist Party of Albania (PS)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Socialist Party of Albania (PS) 74
Democratic Party (PD) 43
Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) 19
Party for Justice, Integration and Unity (PDIU) 3
Social Democratic Party of Albania (PSD) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
101
Number of women elected
39
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
27.86%
Sources
Parliament (30.08.2017, 12.09.2017) Central Election Commission Albanian Telegraphic Agency OSCE, International Election Observation Mission Reuters Euronews Albanian Daily News Balkan insight Foxnews
Women Directly Elected
39

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
101
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
39
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
09.09.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Gramoz Ruçi (Male)
Political party
Socialist Party of Albania (PS)
Date of election
09.09.2017