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Gender relations in the lists of the heads of the communes from 2000 to 2015

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Open Data Albania (ODA) has researched the election of the heads of  the communes in the last four elections. The data were obtained from the electronic newsletters or manuals of the Central Election Commission. This research article contains statistical as well as specific information on the winners in the local elections of 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2011. In the Republic of Albania there are 308 communes on the basis of the territorial administrative division under the relevant law.

Source: Central Election Commission
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania

Over the years, it can be observed that the number of women elected to run a commune has been at quite a low level. In the local government elections of 2000 there were four communes   where women were the winners. More concretely, in the 2000 local government elections the following were elected: Mrs. Elida Avdul  Deliu candidate of the Socialist Party for the Commune  Deshnicė ; Mrs. Fatime Sulejman Goga candidate of the Socialist Party for the Commune of  Ndroq; Mrs. Fatbardha Riza Kapaj candidate of the Socialist Party for the Commune  Hore Vranisht and Mrs.Anastasia Zaho Dushi candidate of the Socialist Party for the Commune of Zagorie.


Source: Central Election Commission
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania

In the local government elections of 2003 there were six women elected as  winners. Respectively in the local elections of 2003 were elected: Mrs. Lule Ramazan Cakoni right-wing  coalition candidate in the Commune of  Baz;  Mrs. Hene Bajram Dura  Socialist Party candidate for the Commune of Luftinje ; Mrs.Fatime Sulejman Goga Socialist Party candidate for the Commune of Ndroq;  Mrs. Fatbardha Riza Kapaj  Socialist Party Candidate for Commune Hore Vranisht ; Mrs. Adila  Kacandon Kojdheli Socialist Party candidate for the Commune Shushicė-Vlorė and Mrs.Anastasia Zaho Dushi candidate of the Socialist Party for the Commune of Zagorie.

In local government elections of  2007 were  counted six  ladies as winners. They were respectively Mrs.Sabire Yzedin Hoxhaj candidate of  the Democratic Party for the Commune of  Fratar; Mrs. Lavdie Syrja  Hadėri candidate of the Democratic Party for the Commune Fshat Memaliaj; Mrs. Fatime Sulejman Goga Socialist Party candidate for the Commune Ndroq, Mrs. Fatbardha Riza Kapaj Socialist Party candidate for Commune Hore Vranisht ; Mrs. Lumturi Faik Ferhati candidate of  the right-wing coalition for the Commune of  Kajan and Mrs. Anastasia Zaho Dushi left- wing  coalition candidate for the Commune of  Zagorie.

In local government elections of 2011 were only two women elected  in the list of the candidates for the communes or 0.65% nationwide. The 308 Communes from the mandate of 2000- 2015 are led principally from men candidates.

Source: Central Election Commission
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania

It is specific that there are three women candidates that have won three consecutive mandates. They are respectively: Mrs. Fatime Sulejman Goga Socialist Party candidate for the Commune of  Ndroq; Mrs. Fatbardha Riza Kapaj Socialist Party candidate for the Commune  Hore Vranisht and Mrs. Anastasia Zaho Dushi candidate of the Socialist Party for the Commune of Zagorie for two consecutive mandates and left- wing  coalition candidate for the Commune of  Zagorie in the third mandate.
From local elections of 2000 to 2011 there are only 11 female candidates represented in the list of communes and 725 male candidates or 1.49% females and 98.51% males of the candidates list nationwide
The electronic list below reflects all   heads of the  communes elected in the last four local elections, including accurate information about the seats won according to gender.


Source: Central Election Commission
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania




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    Contributer: Dhurata Milori
    Translated by: Dhurata Milori MA