Central Election Commission (Albania)

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Central Election Commission, Albania
Komisioni Qendror i Zgjedhjeve
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Agency overview
Formed June 10, 2000 (2000-06-10)
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Employees +50[1]
Agency executive
Website www.cec.org.al

The Central Election Commission (Albanian: Komisioni Qendror i Zgjedhjeve), commonly abbreviated in Albanian as KQZ, is a permanent, non-independent partisan statutory agency responsible for conducting parliamentary and local elections in the Republic of Albania. The Commission, which overlooks the local election commissions in the country[2] is made up of 7 party affiliated members representing the distribution of seats in the Albanian Assembly.[3]

Chairpersons[edit]

No. Name Term in office
1 Fotaq Nano 2000 26 January 2001
2 Kristaq Kume 2001 2001
3 Ilirjan Celibashi February 2001 April 2006
4 Çlirim Gjata 2006 2 February 2009
5 Arben Ristani 2 February 2009 3 September 2012
6 Lefterie Lleshi 11 October 2012 20 September 2016
7 Denar Biba 3 November 2016 20 May 2017
8 Klement Zguri 22 May 2017 Incumbent

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