Albanian parliament sworn in following April Socialist win
Albania’s new parliament members were formally sworn in and elected a new speaker Friday, in the house’s first session after an April 25 election.
The Socialists Lindita Nikolla, a former education minister, was elected parliament speaker.
His main challenges will be coping with the pandemic and its impact on the economy, while fighting corruption and drug trafficking, boosting growth and lowering unemployment.
Albania, with its population of 2.8 million, has been a NATO member since 2009 and hopes to launch full membership negotiations with the European Union later this year.