Left wing majority ahead in Albania’s local elections

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Officials at a polling station in capital Tirana count the ballots of the local municipal elections considered a key step toward convincing the European Union to launch membership negotiations with Albania, after the country was granted candidate status last year Monday, June 22, 2015. Preliminary results show the leftist majority is ahead in most of the country's municipalities, including the capital Tirana and the main cities.(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results Monday from Albania’s municipal elections show the country’s left wing governing coalition is ahead in most municipalities, including the capital and other main cities, while international observers said they noted no major irregularities in the voting process.

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