The necessary return of ideology: Political parties and ideological profile in Albania

Author: megi / Date: 20-02-2015 /

The necessary return of ideology: Political parties and ideological profile in Albania

Enfrid Islami

This paper introduces the reader with a short background of political parties in Albania, while focusing on the period after 1991, with the emergence of the multiparty system in the country. The paper aims at providing readers with a profile of political parties in Albania during the 2013 electoral campaign, the hot issues discussed during the campaign, as well as the position of main parties on each of these issues. This paper also aims at emphasizing the role of ideology in Albanian politics at the moment, as well as analyzes the evolution of ideology into an important mechanism for Albanian political parties during electoral campaigns throughout the years.