Socialist Movement for Integration
|Socialist Movement for Integration|
|Lëvizja Socialiste për Integrim|
|Parliamentary Group leader||Petrit Vasili|
|Founded||6 September 2004|
|Split from||Socialist Party of Albania|
|Districts of Albania|
|Politics of Albania
The Socialist Movement for Integration (Albanian: Lëvizja Socialiste për Integrim, LSI) is a social-democratic political party in Albania. The LSI was formed on 6 September 2004 when Ilir Meta, former Prime Minister of Albania, broke from the Socialist Party of Albania (PS). Through the use of the term "movement", LSI attempts to give the message that it is open and inclusive. The other reason for using this term is its intention to differentiate itself from the other parties. LSI employed the one member, one vote system in March 2005 to elect its leader, Ilir Meta.
At the 2005 parliamentary election the party won five seats in the Albanian Parliament with 8.4% of the vote. The party was mostly supported by the Albanian youth at the 2005 elections. At the 2009 parliamentary election it won four seats with 4.8% of the vote. The party along with PSV91 became the determining parties to form the government coalition. In June 2009 the LSI allied with the centre-right Democratic Party of Albania (PD) to form the government coalition.
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