Leftist Opposition Leads Albania Election Poll

Balkan Insight
Fecha de publicación: 
09 Mayo 2013

The poll, which was carried out for the TV station by the Italian Piepoli Institute, said 49 per cent of repondents would vote for the Socialist-led coalition in the elections, well ahead of 40 per cent for the centre-right ruling Democratic Party coalition.

The New Democratic Spirit, a splinter group from the ruling Democrats, headed by former President Bamir Topi, would receive 5.5 per cent of the votes and another 5.5 per cent would go to the nationalist Red and Black Alliance.

The Socialist Party would receive 40 per cent of the votes, the ruling Democrats 35 per cent, followed by the Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI, with 6 per cent.

The survey was conducted by face-to-face interviews on a sample of 1,651 voters throughout Albania.

According to the poll 60 per cent of Albanians give the thumbs down to the government of Prime Minister Sali Berisha, while only 17 per cent are somehow happy with its job, and 7 per cent very happy. Another 16 per cent do not have an opinion.