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Albania’s former president tells Balkan Insight that the political class needs to show more maturity in the May elections if they are not to throw away the country’s EU accession hopes.
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On May 8, Albanians will vote for mayors and town councils in 384 municipalities. The legal framework for the elections is based on the constitution and the electoral code, which the ruling centre-right Democratic Party and the opposition Socialists voted through in 2008.
With the election date fast approaching, doubts remain whether the poll will meet international standards and represent a step forward in Albania’s long and tumultuous transition to democracy.