Albanian statistics, general elections survey, election result from Kosovo and an Albanian anti-corruption champion.

The Letter From The Consulate

No. 155.
Gentofte/Copenhagen, Wednesday 24 February 2021

Dear reader,

It´s time for some statistics about social and economic living conditions in Albania.
Find everything you need to know at INSTAT – The Albanian Institute  of Statistics.

The latest survey of 18.02.2021 by the Italian Piepoli Institute on the April 25 election.
Question: In general, how do you judge the Rama government in this second term?

According to a poll conducted by Piepoli, 16% of the citizens involved consider the second term of the Rama government excellent. Meanwhile, most, more specifically 33% assess it as good, 14% as sufficient while 18% consider it as weak. Also a good part of the citizens, 19% consider bad the second 4-year term of the socialist government.

If you vote today whom will you vote for?

If Albanians went to the polls today, Albanians would give the Socialist Party a third term. The current majority would emerge as the first political force. In the Piepoli poll on Report Tv, 47-51% of Albanians stated that they would vote for the SP.  The Democratic Party continues to increase, compared to previous polls conducted by the institute, receiving today 33-37% of the vote. However, compared to the 2017 result, while the PD and SP both have increased, the SMI has a drastic decline in its electorate. The PDIU and the Movement for Change respectively stay with 2-4% and 1-3%.
Clear election result in Kosovo

Albin Kurti’s Vetëvendosje Movement convincingly won the February 14, election. With the completion of the counting of votes in all polling stations in Kosovo, the winning party has received 47.86% of the vote, thus becoming the first party after the announcement of independence of Kosovo getting this high score.
Mr. Kurti is married to Norwegian researcher Rita Augestad Knudsen.

The US State Department included Albanian judge Adrian Dvorani in a list of 12 “anti-corruption champions” around the world, praising him for reducing political and criminal influence on the country’s justice system. Read more here and here.

That´s all for now,

Hans-Georg Nielsen
Albanian Honorary Consul

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