Albania counts votes after Sunday parliamentary elections

Counting continues after Sunday’s parliamentary vote, seen as crucial to Albania’s EU integration hopes.

Poll commissioners continued to count ballots on Monday after an election day marred by the murder of an opposition supporter and the wounding of a ruling Democratic Party candidate in a shootout in the northern town of Lac.

The counting began in the early hours of Monday, and so far the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, has announced partial results representing than two per cent of the national vote. The partial results put the left-wing opposition in the lead.

Although local media have spoken of a high turnout, the CEC has yet to report how many people actually voted.

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