Parliament of Albania

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Parliament of Albania
Kuvendi i Shqipërisë
Legislature XIX (Legislature VIII)[1]
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Type
Type
Leadership
Eduard Paloka (Democrats), Mark Frroku (Christian Democrats), Gramoz Ruci (Socialists), Petrit Vasili (LSI Movement), Vangjel Dule (Greeks), Fatmir Mediu (Republicans), Shpetim Idrizi (PDIU)
Structure
Seats 140
Current Structure of the Assembly of the Republic of Albania
Political groups
     ASHE (Centre-left/Liberal) (85)
     APMI (Centre-right/Conservative) (55)
Elections
Closed list proportional representation
Last election
23 June 2013
Meeting place
Selia Kuvendit.jpg
Website
www.parlament.al
Footnotes
For current list of members see list of members.
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The Parliament of Albania (Albanian: Kuvendi i Shqipërisë or short Kuvendi or Parlamenti.), formerly the People's Parliament (Albanian: Kuvendi Popullor) is the unicameral parliament of the Republic of Albania. It has 140 members, elected for four-year terms. The electoral system is closed list proportional representation. There are 12 multi-member constituencies, corresponding to the country's 12 administrative regions. Within any constituency, parties must meet a threshold of three percent of votes; pre-election coalitions must meet a threshold of five percent. All laws passed by the parliament are published by the Albanian Official Journal (Albanian: Fletorja Zyrtare), the official journal of the government of Albania.[2] The Greek Communities of Albania refer to the National Assembly as the Εθνική Συνέλευση (National Assembly) or commonly Βουλή (Parliament).[3]

Background

The legislative system in Albania has evolved under different regimes. Currently the President is elected by the parliament. The current members were chosen in 2013.

Parties represented in the Parliament of Albania

Name Abbr. Ideology Leader MPs
Socialist Party of Albania
Partia Socialiste e Shqipërisë
PS Social democracy, Third Way, Progressive, Centre-left, Western, Modernism, Social liberalism Edi Rama 65
Democratic Party of Albania
Partia Demokratike e Shqipërisë
PD Liberal conservatism, Conservatism, Nationalism, Pro-Europeanism, Centre-right, Economic liberalism Lulzim Basha[4] 50
Socialist Movement for Integration
Lëvizja Socialiste për Intigrim
LSI Social democracy, Progressivism, Centre-left Ilir Meta 16
Party for Justice, Integration and Unity
Partia për Drejtësi, Integrim dhe Unitet
PDIU Nationalism, Right-wing, Ethnic nationalism Shpëtim Idrizi 4
Republican Party of Albania
Partia Republikane e Shqipërisë
PR National conservatism, Nationalism, Economic liberalism, Right-wing Fatmir Mediu 3
Unity for Human Rights Party
Partia Bashkimi për të Drejtat e Njeriut,
PBDNJ Greek minority politics, Centrism, Social liberalism, Greek nationalism, Pro-Europeanism, Immigrant rights, Christian Orthodox Vangjel Dule (Evangelos Doules) 1
Christian Democratic Party
Partia Kristian Demokratike e Shqipërisë
PKDSH Christian democratic, Conservatism, Christian minority politics Mark Frroku 1

Constituencies

County Members
Berat 8
Dibër 6
Durrës 13
Elbasan 14
Fier 16
Gjirokastër 5
Korçë 12
Kukës 4
Lezhë 7
Shkodër 11
Tirana 32
Vlorë 12

Renovation

Since the end of the 2010 parliamentary season, the parliament has been renovated.[citation needed]

Committees

The Albanian parliament has the following 10 committees:[5]

List of Chairmen of the Parliament of Albania

Members (since 1990)

External links

References

Coordinates: 41°19′34″N 19°49′23″E / 41.32611°N 19.82306°E / 41.32611; 19.82306