1997 Albanian parliamentary election

Early parliamentary elections were held in Albania on 29 June 1997 alongside a simultaneous referendum on restoring the monarchy, with a second round of voting for 32 seats on 6 July.[1][2] The elections were called as a response to the Albanian Civil War. The result was an overwhelming victory for the opposition Socialist Party of Albania, which won 101 of the 151 seats. Voter turnout was 72.6%.[3]

1997 Albanian parliamentary election
Albania
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All 155 seats in Parliament
78 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
PS Fatos Nano 31.60 101 +91
PD Sali Berisha 24.13 24 -98
PSPSD Skënder Gjinushi 18.74 9 +9
PBDNJ Vangjel Dule 3.15 4 +1
PDPDK Zef Bushati 0.35 2 +2
PR Sabri Godo 1 -2
PBK Abas Ermenji 1 -1
Independents 13 +13
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Bashkim Fino
PS
Fatos Nano
PS
Fatos Nano 2003.jpg

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Socialist Party of Albania413,36931.60101+91
Democratic Party of Albania315,67724.1324–98
PSDSHPSSH245,18118.749New
Unity for Human Rights Party41,1573.154+1
Democratic Alliance Party36,3802.780New
PASHPSSH10,8750.830New
PUKSHPSSH9,1060.700New
PDKSHPDSH4,6080.352New
Republican Party of Albania1–2
Albanian National Front Party1–1
Other parties0
Independents13New
Total155+15
Valid votes1,308,02392.58
Invalid/blank votes104,9067.42
Total votes1,412,929100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,947,23572.56
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen; Philip Stöver (31 May 2010). Elections in Europe: A Data Handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company. p. 133. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7.
  2. ^ Albania: Elections in 1997 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p140