Albania votes in election seen as test for EU bid

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TIRANA, Albania – Albanians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections seen as a crucial test of democracy to prove the Balkan country is ready for EU membership.

Albania is under international pressure to make sure the vote is fair and free of the reports of fraud that have marred previous elections. The EU and U.S. have stressed Albania must do better this time.

Albania joined NATO on April 1 and wants to join the 27-nation EU.

I feel that this will be a good test for Albania and the EU. One can read the article here.

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