Albania

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (closed lists)

Threshold*: political parties – 3% ; coalitions – 5%

Frequency of Parliamentary Elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting:* 18

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: Legislated quota (30%)

Percentage of women candidates*: 40,2%

Percentage of women elected*: 27,9%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 2,1%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 46,8%

(Parliamentary Elections, 25 June 2017)

Voting abroad: No 


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Albania

Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Electoral Assistance in Albania:

  • Capacity-building activities
  • Awareness-raising campaigns

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of the parliamentary elections in Albania (25 June 2017) (Doc. 14392)


VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF)

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Albania


*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament

** Source: Study about youth participation in national parliaments 2018