Socialist Movement for Integration

Published 28th June, 2013

The Socialist Movement for Integration or LSI was formed in September 2004 as a breakaway group from the Socialist Party of Albania (SP) led by Ilir Meta. The party describes itself as a Social Democratic party.

In the 2005 general election the LSI won five seats and in 2009, as part of the Unification for Changes alliance they won four seats. After the election the party decided to join the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party of Albania (PD).

In 2013 the party decided to switch sides again and join the Socialist Party of Albania (PS) led Alliance for a European Albania. They are believed to have 16 seats in the new parliament as part of Edi Rama’s government.

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