The process of counting the votes for the 2021 parliamentary elections has been completed in the 10 main constituencies of Albania and the ruling Socialist Party is heading towards winning the third term in power.
The process has been generally regular despite concerns on the large number of about 74,000 invalid votes.
The Democratic Party has triumphed in Shkodra, Lezha, Dibra and Kukes, while the SP in Elbasan, Korca, Vlora, Gjirokastra, Fier and Berat.
Only in the 2 largest counties is the counting still going on, in Tirana and Durrës. There are 68 polling stations left in the Durrës district to be counted, while in Tirana there are 259 polling stations to do.
The counting process continued smoothly, except for an incident that occurred the day before in the “1 Maji” school in Tirana, where police escorted 8 people after a serious physical clash between election officials and other unidentified persons.
Across the country, the SP so far leads with 710,182 votes, followed by the opposition PD-AN alliance with 574,826, the SMI has so far received 100,109 votes, and the PSD 32,912 votes.
SP in power has 74 seats so far, while PD 59 seats, LSI 4 and PSD 3 seats.
Out of 5198 polling stations so far 4925 have been counted, so only 273 remain to get the result. So far from the counted votes have resulted 73899 invalid.