Albania edges toward elections after vote fails

By
July 9, 2007 10:52

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Albania is edging toward early elections after the governing Democratic Party's candidate failed to win enough votes to become the country's next president amid an opposition boycott. In the vote held late Sunday Bamir Topi, deputy leader of the governing Democratic Party-led coalition of Prime Minister Sali Berisha, won 75 votes, short of the 84 required to win the post. The Democrats have 80 seats in the 140-seat parliament, too few to overcome an opposition boycott. Former Prime Minister and opposition Socialist Party leader Fatos Nano was also nominated for the post and won just three votes. The Socialist Party-led coalition, now run by Tirana Mayor Edi Rama, boycotted the vote in protest after Berisha refused to vote for a military official proposed by the opposition when the official did not agree on some constitutional amendments Berisha had demanded. If the parliament fails to elect a president in five rounds, it is dissolved and the country goes to early general elections within 60 days, according to the constitution.

Related Content

July 17, 2018
Is Drake the most popular Jewish recording artist ever?

By AMY SPIRO