Socialist Movement for Integration
|Parliamentary Group leader||Luan Rama|
|Founded||6 September 2004|
|Split from||Socialist Party of Albania|
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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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Leader of the Party
Ilir Meta founded the party and remained Leader of the Party until 30th April 2017. On 28 April 2017 he was elected the 7th President of Albania and he resigned from the Party. Petrit Vasili, a prominent figure inside the party is the current leader of LSI.
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||Ilir Meta||6 September 2004||30 April 2017|
|2||Petrit Vasili||30 April 2017||current|
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