11.07.2021 – 19:33
The two main political forces in the country, the Socialist Party and the Democratic Party, are involved in an in-depth analysis process on the outcome of the April 25th elections.
The DP will convene the presidency on this issue before the Assembly on Saturday, while the SP has set up working groups.
Each of them has generally marked an increase in relation to the result of the previous elections, but what is worth discussing is how much and how is the growth curve of each of them from one pair of elections to the other.
The newspaper brings a summary of the PD-SP result in relation to the last four parliamentary elections, although the SP in 2009 emerged as a coalition as well as the PD.
In the 2013, 2017 and 2021 elections, the SP emerged only as a political force, while the DP emerged as a coalition in 2017 and the last elections in April.
Regardless of the form, what is noticed is a significant increase in the votes of the SP by one party in the elections compared to the DP.
We start with Tirana. As a coalition the SP in 2009 received 162,757 votes translated into 15 seats. In the 2013 elections, the SP as a political force wins 1 more mandate reflected in the votes 198,837, in 2017 two more mandates going to 18 deputies and maintains the same ratio of mandates in the 2021 elections with the highest number of votes 226,842.
The DP, on the other hand, has not been able to recover significantly in terms of mandates for Tirana, compared to the 2009 elections when the DP won a second term in office. In those elections, the DP won 161,332 votes, represented by 16 seats. There was a significant decrease in votes in the 2013 and 2017 elections, reflected in the mandates (only 11) to increase these elections and represented by 15 seats. The number of votes that the DP received in Tirana (along with the allies) in the last elections is 182,335 votes. The PS-DP difference in votes is 44,507 votes in favor of the SP.
Vlora is another district where the SP has grown significantly, while the DP has a slow growth reflected in the mandates.
In 2009 as a coalition the SP won 47,284 votes translated into 7 seats. In 2013 it increased by votes but did not translate into mandates (again 7), to increase significantly in the 2017 elections when it receives 8 seats and the largest number of votes (65,848). In the last parliamentary elections, the SP receives fewer votes (than in 2017) but is not reflected in the mandates. She comes out of this election with the announced objective, 8 seats.
The DP has the best result of the mandates for Vlora in 2009 as a coalition with 5 mandates. In the 2013 elections it loses significantly, increases slightly in 2017 (with only 2 thousand votes) and the largest number of votes PD + allies (32,128 votes) has the last elections, which translates into 4 seats.
Durrës is another district where the SP only knows growth. The DP too but at a slower pace. In the 2009 elections, the SP as a coalition won only 5 seats. DP with allies had the best result with 7 seats. Then begins a decline of the DP in the elections of 2013 and 2017 which is also reflected in the mandates while an increase of the SP in each pair of elections.
In 2013, the SP wins 6 seats, 2017 gets 8 seats and maintains the same number of seats in 2021 translated into 76898 votes, the best result of the SP over the years in Durrës.
The PD, for its part, marks its best result over the years, but unlike the 2009 elections when it won 7 seats, the PD did not grow at the pace of the last elections, being represented by 6 seats in the Assembly of next. The difference between PS-PD in Durrës is 13,505 votes in favor of SP.
Another district worth discussing is Elbasan. The DP has the best result for Elbasan in the 2009 elections with 7 seats.
Subsequently in 2013 and 2017 it marked significant reductions in votes and mandates. In the 2013 elections she gets 4 seats, 2017 wins 3 seats to recover with three more seats in the last parliamentary elections, while in votes it is more or less what she got in the 2009 elections (about 57 thousand votes).
It has been different for the SP. In the 2009 elections SP won 7 seats, in 2013 won in votes but did not translate into any more seats (SMI factor) in 2017 gets 7 seats again while in 2021 elections SP wins 86,224 votes translated into 8 mandates, its best result over the years for this county. The difference between PS-PD in votes for this district is 28,346 votes for SP
Fier continues to be an indisputable bastion for the Socialists, being represented mainly with 9 seats (only the 2017 elections received 10 seats). The DP also has growth but slower. In the 2021 elections she gets the same number of seats as in her best time in the 2009 elections, 6 seats. However, the difference between PS-PD in votes in this district continues to remain high 26,892 votes in favor of SP.
Korca is the district where the SP has not moved in mandates. Since the 2009 elections, the SP has maintained the number 6 of mandates while the DP has fluctuated.
DP has the best result in seats in the 2009 elections (6 seats), in the 2013 elections gets 5 seats, 2017 4 seats to recover in the last 5 elections. The DP has the best vote result in the last three parliamentary elections, but remains far behind in the 2009 elections when it received 56,303 votes. In the last election she received 50,479 votes. The SP, on the other hand, received the lowest result in the votes for this district compared to the votes it received in the 2017 and 2013 elections. In the last election, she received 60,543 votes. However, the difference in votes between her and the DP is significant 10,064 votes
Berat is the district where the SP has marked an increase in votes, while the DP has faltered. The SP has the best result in the last parliamentary elections with 5 seats and the highest number of votes. In the three previous elections, the SP was represented in the Assembly with 4 deputies, also due to the SMI factor where in that district the previous elections were dominant.
The DP has the best result in this district in the 2009 elections with 3 seats, then it is reduced to 2 seats in the 2013 elections to fall to only 1 seat in the 2017 elections to finally increase to 2 seats , also translated into an increase in votes, but not as much as its best result of 2009 when it received 24,805 votes. In the last elections, the DP received 23,092 votes
Gjirokastra is also recovering for the SP, instead of counting for the DP.
In the 2009 elections, the SP as a coalition gets 3 seats and maintains the same ratio of seats (now as a political force) in the elections of 2013, 2017 and 2021, although the last elections in votes as a political force has fewer votes than the elections of the predecessor. The SP got the best result in this district in the 2017 elections with 27,222 votes.
The DP on the other hand leaves much to be desired. He has the best result in votes and seats in the 2009 elections with two seats. It falls significantly in the elections of 2013, 2017 and 2021, reflected in the mandates of only 1 deputy.
In the last parliamentary elections, the SP has an increase in a district that was always seen as a bastion of the PD, Dibra. Although in the last four parliamentary elections, the SP is represented in the Assembly with 2 deputies in this district, in the last elections it has come very close to the DP in votes, risking a lot for the latter for the third term.
In the last elections, the SP received 28,742 votes, while the Democratic Party received 29,020 votes. Dibra for the DP marks the weakest result than the elections of 2013 and 2009 In the mandates she has recovered one more mandate than the elections of 2017 when she received only 2 mandates.
Meanwhile, the DP has grown in the Shkodra region. However, she is far from her best result in the 2009 parliamentary elections when she received about 56 thousand votes and was represented in the Assembly with 7 seats. In the last parliamentary elections it increased in votes but remained within the limits of 5 seats in the Assembly as well as the last three parliamentary elections.
The SP on the other hand has a significant decline in this district. The SP has the best result in the 2017 elections with 39,247 votes represented in the Assembly with 4 seats, as much as the SP has been the goal over the years for this region. In the last parliamentary elections, the SP managed to get only 3 seats. This is also due to the SMI and Tom Doshi factor that have their influences in that area. The difference between PS-PD in this district is 16,909 votes in favor of PD.
Weak SP is also in the district of Kukes. Since the 2009 elections, the SP is represented in this district with 1 deputy. Although there is an increase in votes, the SP has the best result in the 2017 elections with 18,387 votes. In the last election she received 13,856 votes
The same cannot be said for the DP, which in the last parliamentary elections had an increase in votes compared to the 2013 and 2017 elections. Although there are demographic movements from this region, the DP has managed to maintain a balance in mandate. In the last parliamentary elections she won 2 seats. The difference in votes PS-PD is 10,215 votes in favor of PD
The region of Lezha can be considered without any doubt a growing region for the DP. The DP received its best result in votes (33.9898) higher than the votes in the elections of 2009, 2013 and 2017. It will be represented in the Assembly with 4 deputies. In this district, the SP has also increased compared to the last three parliamentary elections, but not enough to overturn any results in the mandates. In the last elections she got the best result in votes (30406) but that was not reflected in the number of seats. The SP will be represented in the Assembly with 3 deputies as much as it was in fact its previous objective.