Sunday, March 29, 2009
Albanians win 4 seats in Parliament / DPS dictatorship continues
TUZ, Malesia e Madhe, 29 March 2009 -- Albanians have voted and the results show that four (4) Albanian seats will be taken by four different parties. Ferhat Dinosha (DUA) was the highest vote-getter, followed closely between FORCA/Albanian List, and the Albanian Coalition, Perspective.
Milo Dukanovic and the DPS have received a majority (50.5%) securing their grip on power for the last two decades.
It is also important to note that, according to the CDT, Dukanovic and the DPS received one of the five mandates in the Albanian election constituency. Still, because of the specific method of calculating the votes and the fact that results in the main constituency can flow over into the special constituency to these parties, it is possible that the DPS will end up with one of these mandates. Therefore, the DPS has the chance to have between 46 and 48 mandates.
The final results are as follows:
DPS, Milo Dukanovic -- 46 seats (50.5%)
SNP, Srdan Milic -- 16 seats (17.3%)
Nova Srpska Demokratilja, Andrija Mandic -- 8 seats (9.3%)
Pokret Za Promjene, Nebojsa Medojevic -- 5 seats (5.9%)
Narodnjacka Koalicija -- 2 seats (3.1%)
DUA, Ferhat Dinosha -- 1 seat (1.7%)
FORCA, Nazif Cungu -- 1 seat (1.3%)
Albanian List, Mehmet Bardhi -- 1 seat (1.3%)
Albanian Coalition, Perspective -- 1 seat (1.1%)
As of 9:00 p.m. local time, voter turnout had reached 65.2% or about 324.850 citizens.
The highest turnout is in the northern region at 67,1%, in the central region, 65,7% of registered voters have voted, and in the south 61,3%.
Posted by Conference Organizer at 6:50 PM