Democratic Party of Albania


Democratic Party of Albania
Democratic Party of Albania
Partia Demokratike e Shqipërisë
Leader Sali Berisha
Parlement leader Astrit Patozi
Slogan Ju jeni te paret!
You are the first!
Founded December 11, 1991 (1991-12-11)
Newspaper Rilindja Demokratike
Youth wing Forumi Rinor i Partise Demokratike
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Conservatism,[1]
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International,
International Democrat Union
European affiliation European People's Party (Observer)
National Assembly
67 / 140
Municipality
30 / 65
Communes
173 / 309
Website
http://www.pd.al/
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The Democratic Party of Albania (Albanian: Partia Demokratike e Shqipërisë) is a center-right, Conservative,[1] political party in Albania and the leading party in the governing coalition since the 2005 parliamentary elections. It is an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP) and a full member of the International Democrat Union and the Centrist Democrat International.[2][3][4] Its newspaper is Rilindja Demokratike.[5]

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History

The party was founded in 1990 by Aleksander Meksi, Arben Imami, Azem Hajdari, Sali Berisha, Edmond Budina, Eduard Selami, Genc Ruli, Gramoz Pashko, Merita Zaloshnja etc. becoming the first opposition party after they were legalized.

The party came to power in 1992 after winning the 1992 parliamentary election under the leadership of Sali Berisha and Aleksander Meksi and ruled until 1997. The government resigned in 1997 after a civil war nearly broke out inspired by the socialist, who gained power. It is part of the Union for Victory (Bashkimi për Fitoren) coalition, which received 37.1 percent of the vote in the 2001 elections and 46 members of parliament although the elections were truly unfair. In the July 2005 parliamentary elections, the Democratic Party won 56 of the 140 seats and its allies won 18 under the call Time for Changes (Koha per Ndryshim). Two other parties also joined the new coalition (PAA of the left wing & PBDNJ of the Greek minority, 4 and 2 seats). This meant that with a combined total of 79 seats, the Democratic Party and its allies were able to form a government with Sali Berisha becoming Prime Minister. One of his priorities was Albanian integration to NATO, an objective he accomplished in 2009 when Albania and Croatia were accepted as members.

Headquarters

Headquarter of Democratic Party of Albania

The party's headquarters is located in the center of Tirana, 50m from the Albanian parliament. Rilindja Demokratike shares the building with the Democratic Party.

Seats in parliament

Year Seats Number of
total seats
1991 75 250
1992 92 140
1996 122 140
1997 29 155
2001 32 140
2005 56 140
2009 67 140

Chairmen of PD

Person Period
Sali Berisha 19911992
Eduard Selami 19921995
Tritan Shehu (acting) 1995
Tritan Shehu 19961997
Genc Pollo (Interem) 1997
Sali Berisha 1997 – today

Elections

2009 national elections

After the Albanian parliament elections of 2009 the Democrats won 67 MPs. The current list as of september 2011:[6][7]:

  1. Astrit Patozi
  2. Adriana Gjonaj
  3. Albana Vokshi
  4. Aldo Bumçi
  5. Arben Imami
  6. Aurel Bylykbashi
  7. Ardian Turku
  8. Arenca Trashani
  9. Astrit Bushati
  10. Bedri Hoxha
  11. Besnik Dushaj
  12. Bujar Nishani
  13. Dashnor Sula
  14. Edi Paloka
  15. Edmond Spaho
  16. Eduard Halimi
  17. Enkelejd Alibeaj
  18. Fatbardh Kadilli
  19. Fatos Beja
  20. Fatos Hoxha
  21. Ndriçim Babasi
  22. Flamur Noka
  23. Florion Mima
  24. Gazmend Oketa
  25. Genc Ruli
  26. Genc Pollo
  27. Gent Strazimiri
  28. Gerti Bogdani
  29. Ramiz Çobaj
  30. Gjergji Papa
  31. Gjok Uldedaj
  32. Igli Cara
  33. Ilir Bano
  34. Ilir Rusmali
  35. Ismail Hoxha
  36. Jemin Gjana
  37. Jozefina Topalli
  38. Kreshnik Çipi
  39. Lajla Pernaska
  40. Ledina Aliolli
  41. Lefter Maliqi
  42. Leonard Demi
  43. Luan Skuqi
  44. Luçiano Boçi
  45. Kosta Barka
  46. Majlinda Bregu
  47. Mark Marku
  48. Mehmet Xheka
  49. Mesila Doda
  50. Myqerem Tafaj
  51. Ndue Paluca
  52. Osman Metalla
  53. Paulina Hoti
  54. Rajmonda Bulku
  55. Ridvan Bode
  56. Rahim Çota
  57. Rrajmond Hoxha
  58. Sali Berisha
  59. Selami Xhepa
  60. Sherefedin Shehu
  61. Sokol Olldashi
  62. Spiro Ksera
  63. Sybi Hida
  64. Tritan Shehu
  65. Vasillaq Ngresi
  66. Viktor Gumi
  67. Ylli Lama

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