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    Violence mars Albania's general election

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A shootout that killed an opposition activist cast a shadow over Albania's crucial general election, with both sides claiming victory in a vote that could determine whether one of Europe's poorest countries has a chance of joining the EU.

    The first official preliminary results for Sunday's election of the members of the 140-seat assembly were expected on Monday or no later than 72 hours after the polls close, as mandated by the law.