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March 9, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two spanking-new Jeep Cherokees parked outside the crumbling headquarters of the Democratic Party speak louder than any campaign speech about the American preference in Albania's approaching election. The vehicles were donated by American political activists who are making no secret of which party they believe can best arrest the country's slide into devastation.
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March 21, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday's parliamentary election in this poor and forgotten corner of Europe has boiled down to a simple test of what Albanians fear most: the once-omnipotent Socialists or more of the suffering that is the legacy of their 48-year rule. Opposition politicians with the pro-Western Democratic Party are predicting victory, but they were equally confident a year ago, when Albania's first multiparty election handed them a stunning defeat. Yet much has happened to give voters pause to reconsider.
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NEWS
March 21, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday's parliamentary election in this poor and forgotten corner of Europe has boiled down to a simple test of what Albanians fear most: the once-omnipotent Socialists or more of the suffering that is the legacy of their 48-year rule. Opposition politicians with the pro-Western Democratic Party are predicting victory, but they were equally confident a year ago, when Albania's first multiparty election handed them a stunning defeat. Yet much has happened to give voters pause to reconsider.
NEWS
March 9, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two spanking-new Jeep Cherokees parked outside the crumbling headquarters of the Democratic Party speak louder than any campaign speech about the American preference in Albania's approaching election. The vehicles were donated by American political activists who are making no secret of which party they believe can best arrest the country's slide into devastation.
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February 15, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adhesive tape holds Edi Rama's face together. Bruises cast shadows around his eyes and nose. His lips are swollen from stitches inside his mouth. Rama, a prominent dissident who opposes the conservative government of President Sali Berisha, was beaten one night last month on his way home from a restaurant. The culprits, he says, were two silent men dressed in black. Agents of the dreaded SHIK state security service, Rama claims.
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June 13, 1991 | MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This nation on Wednesday inaugurated its first non-Communist government since World War II, marking the end of 47 years of hard-line Stalinist rule and the beginning of efforts to heal Europe's most devastated economy. Former Communist Ylli Bufi was named to lead a 22-member "government of national salvation" until new elections can be held early next year.
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