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Who Wants to be Tirana's Mayor? They Do.

Now that the disputes over the elections have been resolved, the campaigning has begun. Over the weekend election posters began appearing in the city for both Rama and Olldashi.

Olldashi's workers appear to be busier - his posters are far more common than those for Rama in the areas of the city that I have visited recently. On the bus shelter below you can see two of them, but they were on every one of the six available spaces.

In contrast, this was the only advertising site carrying Rama's poster I passed this morning, though I have seen others over the weekend in other parts of town.




Comments

traveller one said…
In my neighbourhood most of the posters were flying around on the ground.
Ll.T. said…
So Alwyn, we Albanians are big on conspiracy theories and therefore I can't help but ask: Who are you foreigners supporting this time? :)
ourmanintirana said…
Plenty on the ground round here too. Perhaps that's why they chose to encase some in this way. I look forward to seeing if any graffiti artists have a go - this would be particularly appropriate for Rama.

Not sure who the official 'interfering foreigner' candidate is this time round. As a Brit, I imagine we will wait to see who the French support and then back the other one.
Ll.T. said…
Good answer Alwyn, you should be in the foreign service!
OMiT!
Once again you make me laugh! Right you are! Let's wait for the French first and then let's hear from the Crown.
I do quote you in bar talks nowadays: Vote early, vote often!
'tjeta!
ITS said…
My reasoning would be that all foreigners should support Olldashi being that he is a foreigner to Tirana himself.

He is representing the international community by being a good-old "Chechen" running for Tirana's number one spot!

;)
Hi, I just surfed around and found this page.

Nice blog.

Take care

FT/Sweden
ourmanintirana said…
Hello FT. Welcome. We have some good Swedish friends here mostly working with SIDA. Unfortunately none of them are blogging.

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