On Thursday, the Albanian parliament approved an amendment to the constitution to amend the electoral law and tightened the requirements for obtaining a seat in the legislature.
This means that the coalition of the parties will not be able to participate in the future elections, and the minimum voting threshold for entry into parliament is between three and five percent.
Prime Minister Edi Rama has argued that the goal of electoral reform is to have a less fragmented parliament. However, the opposition accuses him of trying to benefit the ruling Socialist Party.
Election conditions have been the subject of fierce political debate in the Balkan nation since Rama’s socialists replaced the ruling Democratic Party’s conservatives.