Socialist Movement for Integration
|Socialist Movement for Integration
Lëvizja Socialiste për Integrim
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The Socialist Movement for Integration (Albanian: Lëvizja Socialiste për Integrim, LSI) is a social-democratic political party in Albania. It was formed in September 2004 after Ilir Meta quit the Socialist Party of Albania. 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 elections the party won five seats in the Parliament. The party was mostly supported by the Albanian youth at the 2005 elections. At the 2009 parliamentary elections it won four seats. Then the party along with PSV91 became the determining parties to form the government coalition. Eventually, LSI allied with the centre-right Democratic Party of Albania to form the government.
LSI hoped to maintain its kingmaker position ahead of the 2013 general elections, but were thwarted when the Socialist Party won an outright majority and was able to form a government without requiring junior coalition parties.
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