Projection: Members of the Parliament mandate distribution, Election 2021, hypothetical national proportional race, with pre-election coalitions allowed

In this article, we will work on two hypothetical projections using the 2021 election results. More specifically, regarding the allocation of the MP mandates, considering and juxtaposing: Option A: Current distribution of MP Mandates, using the Proportional Regional system versus the Hypothetical Scenario of a National Proportional system. Option B: Current Mandate distribution through the with Proportional Regional system and the new legal stipulations versus…

The Total value of the Payroll Tax and comparisons Public vs. Private Sector in Employment 2015-2022

Open Data Albania is examining the statistics regarding Personal Income Tax, focusing on the Payroll tax. The data are sourced from the General Directorate of Taxes (DPT), and are divided into tax revenues for salaries of employees part of the State Administration and employees in the Private Sector. In 2022, an amount of ALL 28.3 billion were collected from the payroll tax, or 11.6% more…

The Electricity Price of Acquisition and Sale by the Albanian Electric Power Company, January-May 2023

Open Data Albania is bringing the statistics, regarding Electricity Price of Acquisition and Sale by the Albanian Electric Power Company s.a., (KESH), for the period January-May 2023, up to date. Open Data has previously published several articles regarding the price of sale and acquisition of electricity from KESH throughout different periods. Let’s not forget that, during last  year, in 2022, due to the energy crisis,…

May 14, 2023 Election Outcomes, Number of Votes for Mayors versus the Number of Votes for the Political Entity they Represent

Open Data Albania is examining the data regarding the 2023 elections outcomes, focusing on the contrast between the number of votes cast on behalf of the mayoral candidates, number of votes secured by the political entity they represent. This will also serve to determine whether, in certain electoral areas, the candidate has performed better than the Political Subject. But, in analyzing such fact, we should…

Lack of participation in the 2023 Elections, Shrinked Turnout by Region. 2023 compared to 2021 Process

In the local elections of 2023, only 38.23% of registered voters participated in the voting. According to data from the Central Election Commission for the May 14th elections, there were 3,650,658 registered voters, but only 1,395,645 voters cast their votes. Although the number of registered voters has been increasing year after year, the number of those who participated in the elections is the lowest in…

Turnout in the May 2023 Election by Municipalities, Turnout 2005 – 2023

Open Data Albania is reflecting the results of turnout by municipalities in the country, in the 2023 local elections, comparing them with the last elections that correspond with the parliamentary ones, as well as with the last normal local elections that correspond to the year 2015. Local elections were also held in 2019, but due to the boycott of the elections by the opposition, the…

Invalid Votes in the Electoral Process of May 14, 2023, Invalidity by regions and municipalities, Processes 2011 to 2023

In the May 2023 Local Government Election process at the country level, 43,127 invalid votes were cast in the voting process for mayors. This is 3% of those who voted. In the Municipal Council vote, the number is higher with 50,613 invalid ballots or 3.6% of the total number of participants. Source: CEC Comments and Analyses: Open Data Albania At the national level, the highest…

Municipality of Tirana, Data on Local Elections 2023: Participation, Invalid votes and Outcomes, trends compared to the 2015 Elections, List of Municipal Councilman

There are 699,766 registered citizens, bestowed by the law with the right to vote in the Municipality of Tirana, in the elections of May 14, 2023. Of these, 302,374 was the number of voters who voted for the mayoral seat, whereas 302,356 voted for the Municipal Council. Which means that, 18 more people have chosen to vote for the position of Mayor, but not for…

Revenue in the State Budget, January – April 2023, Level of Implementation

The State Budget collected 206.5 billion Albanian lekëë(ALL) in the first quarter of 2023, which is an increase of 9.7% compared to the same period of the previous year. The January-April 2023 quarter marked tax revenues amounting to 136 billion ALL, which is 7.4% higher than the same period a year ago, and 0.8% higher compared to the quarterly plan. Non-tax revenues experienced a decline…

Local elections according to the Territorial-Administrative Division 1992-2023

There have been 9 regular (not early) Local Election Processes held within the timeframe of 1992-2023 in the following years: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019, and 2023. During the political period of 1991-2023, partial elections have also been conducted, with early elections taking place due to the termination of the mandates of the relevant Mayors. Table: Electoral Processes for Local Government according…

May 14, 2023, Election Results: Council Members by Political Subject and Municipality, Comparison with 2015 results

In the present article, we are laying out the number of Councilors in the Municipal Council, following the May 14th elections, based on how Electoral Subjects performed in each of country’s Municipalities. We have set out to identify which are the parties that achieved the majority in each council, winning more than 50% of council seats. Likewise, we will introduce the new structure of representation…

Projection of Mandate distribution for MPs in the 2025 elections based on data results for Subjects of the May 14 Electoral Process

The team of analysts at Open Data Albania has made a Projection of the allocation of Mandates in the Parliamentary Elections to be held in 2025. For this projection, we relied on the regional results of the electoral subjects for the municipal councils in the elections held on May 14, 2023. If the 2025 elections are held applying the same electoral system, with the same…

High Ranking State Officials’ Salary from April 2023, Prime Minister’s Salary against Other Budgetary Categories ratio

The Parliament of the Republic of Albania approved on 25.05.2023, the law that regulates the salaries of high ranking state officials, namely “On some changes in law no. 9584, dated 17.07.2006, “On Salaries, Remuneration and Structure of Constitutional Independent Institutions  and other independent Institutions, created by law”, as amended. The law was deposited in the Assembly on April 7, 2023, but on May 23, 2023,…

Cases Lost in Arbitration: Issues and Liabilities of the Albanian State, May 2022

In May 2022, the Albanian Government officially reported and recognized Liabilities, as a result of lost arbitration cases, in the amount of 175,857,595 Euros. The latter have been accumulated due to 15 Arbitration cases, in which our state has lost going against Business Parties. Sixty-three percent of the lost value belongs to one case, known as the Becchetti case. In two years, the actual liabilities…

Business Companies operating as Football Teams and co-owned by Municipalities, April 2023

This article will examine business companies that operate as football clubs, while are, simultaneously owned, fully or partially, by the Municipalities. For each of the companies we will also see their annual turnover, as well as the profit before tax. What we observe is that, the local football clubs companies, carry consistently financial losses and generally, are kept active through financing and subsidies from the…