Left seeks to unseat Albania's Berisha in tense election

June 23, 2013 4:11 AM

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Left seeks to unseat Albania's Berisha in tense election

TIRANA (Reuters) - A united left in Albania seeks to unseat Prime Minister Sali Berisha on Sunday in an election watched closely by the West less for the result than the conduct, given rising concern over the state of democracy in the NATO country.

Berisha, a fiery former cardiologist, is bidding for a third successive four-year term, unprecedented in Albania since the fall of its hardline communist regime in 1991.

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