In an extraordinary session, the parliament voted 104-7 to discharge the president with three abstentions. The final approval lies with Albania’s Constitutional Court within three months.
Some 3.6 million eligible voters, including Albanians overseas, will elect 140 lawmakers among some 1,800 candidates from 12 political parties or coalitions and those running independently after a bitterly contested campaign.
For more than two years actors, activists and the opposition contested plans by Prime Minister Edi Rama to build a new theatre, saying the existing building was part of the country's heritage.
Parliament debates a no-confidence motion against Albania's President Ilir Meta after he canceled the June 30 municipal elections.
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