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Albanian parliamentary election, 1997


Albanian parliamentary election, 1997

Parliamentary elections were held in Albania on 29 June 1997 alongside a simultaneous referendum on restoring the monarchy, with a second round of voting for 32 seats on 6 July.[1][2] The result was a victory for the Socialist Party of Albania, which won 101 of the 151 seats. Voter turnout was 72.6%.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Socialist Party of Albania 413,369 31.6 101 +91
Democratic Party of Albania 315,677 24.1 24 -98
PSSH-PSDSH 245,181 18.7 9 New
Unity for Human Rights Party 41,157 3.2 4 +1
Democratic Alliance Party 36,380 2.8 0 New
PSSH-PASH 10,875 0.8 0 New
PSSH-PUKSH 9,106 0.7 0 New
PDSH-PDKSH 4,608 0.4 2 New
Other parties 231,670 17.7 0
Republican Party of Albania 1 -2
National Front 1 -1
Independents 13 New
Invalid/blank votes 104,906
Total 1,412,929 100 155 +15
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen; Philip Stöver (2010-05-31). Elections in Europe: A Data Handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company. p. 133.  
  2. ^ Albania: Elections in 1997 Inter-Parliament
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p140
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