Albanian Political Parties and Elections since 1991

Author: megi / Date: 19-02-2015 /

Albanian Political Parties and Elections since 1991
Arjan Dyrmishi

This paper examines the party system in Albania focusing on: 1) the emergence of the multi-party system which combined the features of the so-called “third wave of democracy” and the legacy of the authoritarian past; 2) its implications on the transition process and on the way the political system was shaped; 3) the electoral system and the implication on the format of the party system and the dynamics of the inter-party competition.