With Albania finding itself in the midst of a deepening political and social crisis, is there any way out of it?
Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament, demanding the government's resignation and early elections and accusing the Cabinet of corruption and crime links.
Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters hold anti-government protests, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, whom they accuse of links to organised crime.
Victory for Albania's Socialists empowers them to push economic and judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union.
The parliamentary election pits Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama against the leader of the centre-right Democratic Party Lulzim Basha. On the manifesto are European Union accession and organised crime.
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