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Peace Corps Albania Welcome Book - August 2013

Peace Corps Albania Welcome Book - August 2013

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Peace Corps Albania Welcome Book - August 2013 'CCD' alwb304.pdf
Peace Corps Albania Welcome Book - August 2013 'CCD' alwb304.pdf

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Aug 15, 2013
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Under the 1998 constitution, Albania became a republic with a multiparty
parliament, the unicameral Kuvendi Popullore. The parliament has 140
members; 100 are elected by majority voting and 40 by proportional results.
The Kuvendi Popullore elects the president, a largely ceremonial office with
limited executive powers. The majority party in the national elections

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chooses the prime minister. There is universal suffrage for citizens 18 years
of age and older. The first local governments in Albania were formed in
1992. Though they had political autonomy, these local governments did not
have substantial administrative and fiscal authority. Though a 2000 law on
decentralization transferred many responsibilities from national government
to local governments and these entities have slowly become responsible for
providing most public services to their citizens.

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