Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- People go to the polls for Albania's general elections on April 25th.
In the country where the effects of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continued, 3,588,869 registered voters started voting at 5,199 polling stations from 07:00 local time.
According to the Central Election Commission, a total of 2 coalitions participated in the election.
The 13-party Democratic Party-Alliance for Change Coalition, led by the Democratic Party (PD), the largest opposition party in the country, and the 4-party People's Union Alliance-Migration-Hope Watch and the Conservatives (ABEOK) stand out as the other coalition party.
Apart from the coalition parties, 10 political parties and five independent candidates are running, including the ruling Socialist Party (PS).
About 40% of the 1,841 parliamentary candidates, about 40% of whom are women, will run.
A curfew had been imposed between 22.00 and 06.00 on Election Day when existing pandemic measures such as masks, social distancing, and a ban on gatherings had been taken effect.