On April 25th, 2021, Albania will hold its tenth multi-party parliamentary elections since the fall of Communism. In a tense political atmosphere and amidst mutual recriminations by the leaders of the main political parties, the Albanian citizens will be asked to decide on granting a third mandate to the ruling Socialist Party (PS) or voting for a rotation, opening the way for a handover of power to the Democratic Party (PD). These elections are deemed crucial for the country’s future, with the international community being consistent in its message for the absolute significance of a successful completion of the electoral process.

The Policy Paper by Ioannis Armakolas, Senior Research Fellow; Head of ELIAMEP South-East Europe Programme and Bledar Feta, ELIAMEP Research Associate, is a joint publication of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and ELIAMEP.

You may read the paper here.