Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The post-election political scene.
The incumbent Socialist Party of Albania (PSSh) under Prime Minister Edi Rama won parliamentary elections held on June 28. This result ensures a broad continuation of the previous government's reformist and integrationist policy stance.
- Although PSSh has a parliamentary majority, it will have to cohabit with an opposition president after July 24.
- Reform of the justice system, found in a survey to top the list of citizens' wants, would improve Albania's image for foreign investors.
- Rama will continue championing the rights of ethnic Albanians in periodic confrontation with Slav populations in regional states.