61 imagesParliamentary elections were held in Albania on 28 June 2009. No alliance achieved 71 deputies on its own needed to form a parliamentary majority. A coalition government was formed by the Democratic Party and Socialist Movement for Integration. The Albanian Parliament is monocameral. Its only chamber, the Assembly of the Republic of Albania comprises 140 members, elected every four years by regional proportional representation. According to the 1998 Constitution, a minimum threshold of 3% of the votes cast (for a party) and 5% (for a coalition of parties) is vital to be represented in Parliament.