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Why bother with one poster when you can put up 20 or 30 or 50?

Zak Topuzi in open neck shirt looking casual for the young folks.
Zak Topuzi in collar and tie looking formal for the old folks.

Not too many women have appeared on the posters yet. This is one of only two I have seen.

Going for the mature, 'trust me' look.

It seems that a lot of the candidates are relatively young.
Gerti Bogdani and Roland Celmeta go head to head in district number 10.

Pandeli Sara looks a bit stiff and ill at ease.

The SP and the DP aren't content with mere posters.


Anonymous said…
I wonder where all the money is coming from for this election campaigning? Printed posters are relatively cheap, but screen printed vinyl building "wraps" will be costing thousands of dollars. Is there transparency of political funding and donations in Albania?
ourmanintirana said…
I was wondering that too. The posters may not be that expensive but there are thousands of them across the city and no doubt many thousands more across the country.

In addition to the wraps there are also the mobile advertising sites - vans and buses - and television adverts for both main candidates which air regularly.

I don't know how election funding works in Albania - I assume it has to come from the parties rather that the state.

Is there transparency? Somehow I doubt it. We don't have genuine transparency in the UK or US, so I can't imagine there is that much here either.

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