13.06.2021 – 08:30
The Democratic Party is holding elections for the new mayor today. In the race for the “helmsman” of the blue headquarters are four candidates, the incumbent chairman of the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha, who will be challenged by Agron Shehaj, Fatbardh Kadilli and Edit Harxhi.
The voting process started at 08:00 in the morning and ends at 19:00 in the afternoon. The counting of votes starts at 19:30 and the result is expected until 08:00 the next day.
The election will belong to the membership of the Democratic Party throughout the country, according to the principle “one member one vote”. There are a total of 75,000 members and 76 polling stations, where the fate of the leadership of the largest opposition party in the country will be decided.
In the last instruction of the chairman of the Election Commission in PD, Jemin Gjana, it is determined that a member has the right to vote only one candidate in the race. If he chooses more than one candidate, his vote is considered invalid.
We remind you that in the ballot paper, the first is Fatbardh Kadilli, followed by Edit Harxhi, Agron Shehaj, and finally the incumbent mayor Lulzim Basha.
Democrats hold internal party elections after losing the April 25th general parliamentary elections where Edi Rama secured a third term in office. The incumbent leader of the Democratic Party has considered the elections an “electoral massacre” claiming for manipulation and vote-buying.