Foreign media, declared Edi Rama as the winner of the Mayor of Tirana in the local elections of 8 May 2011 in Albania. Foreign media commented the elections in Albania, considering these as very important in terms of integration into the European Union.
Reuters: Rama wins with a small difference
Brussels, at the time when rejected the Albania′s application for membership last November, clearly expressed that the vote must be free and fair to take into consideration the status of candidate country at the end of this year, write them.
Reuters news agency wrote about the victory of Socialist Party leader Edi Rama, who won his fourth term as mayor of Tirana with a close difference.
Reuters further has written that Rama defeated his opponent from the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha only with 10 votes. The same thing also writes the French news agency AFP.
Albania, a NATO member, according to Reuters, continues to suffer the wounds of post-communism, including violent clashes of January, during which were killed four anti-government protesters.