Libra Party

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The Libra Party or Equal List (Albanian: Lista e Barabartë) is a political party in Albania. It was founded in 2016.[2]

Equal List
Lista e Barabartë
AbbreviationLIBRA
LeaderBen Blushi
FoundersBen Blushi
Mimoza Hafizi
Founded1 November 2016; 4 years ago (2016-11-01)
Split fromSocialist Party
HeadquartersRr. "Brigada 8-të" Pallati 2, Tirana
IdeologySocial liberalism
Civic nationalism
Pro-Europeanism[1]
Political positionCentre to centre-left
Colours  Yellow
National Assembly
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Municipality
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Website
libra.al

HistoryEdit

 
Ben Blushi

The party was founded by Ben Blushi, a prominent politician/writer, and Mimoza Hafizi; both former MPs of the Socialist Party of Albania. They left the Socialist Party after months of discussions with the leader Edi Rama and opposed the government's decisions. The pair wanted elections to be held within the party to elect a new leader. In October 2016, after leaving the party they created LIBRA, which in Albanian is an acronym for 'Lista e Barabartë' (The equal list).

Currently both Ben Blushi and Mimoza Hafizi serve as Members of the National Assembly from the LIBRA Party.

IdeologyEdit

Libra means Knowledge, Freedom and Balance. It is a centre-left political party with centrist tendencies, which promotes equality and human rights. Social liberalism, civic nationalism and pro-Europeanism are its 3 main ideologies.[3] It promotes democracy and education and believes that all people should be treated as equal. The main goal is to help reduce poverty and to create a society that lives in harmony and justice.

LeaderEdit

No. Name Took office Left office
1 Ben Blushi 13 February 2017 current

Parliamentary representationEdit

National Assembly
Election Leader Votes Seats Role
# % # ±
2017 Ben Blushi 19,666 1.3 new extraparliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lista e Barabarte". libra.al.
  2. ^ "Albanian Daily News". www.albaniannews.com. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  3. ^ "Lista e Barabarte". libra.al. Retrieved 2017-03-20.

External linksEdit