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Albania Constitution Watch

On June 24, Albania’s parliament (the Assembly, or Kuvend) seemed to take a step away from 12 years of political deadlock when the ruling and opposition factions united long enough to elect a consensus candidate for president. The country’s major political forces, including the ruling Socialist Party (SP) and the opposition Democratic Party (DP), led by Sali Berisha, compromised on Alfred Moisiu, a 72-year-old career military man. Moisiu succeeded Rexhep Meidani for a five-year term, which began on July 24.

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