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Flag of the PDSH, two variants - Images by Eugene Ipavec, 30 July 2010
The PDSH, founded in 1990 under the leadership of
the economist Gramoz Pashko, won 75 of the 250 seats in
Parliament in the 1991 elections. It won the 1992 elections and its
new leader, Sali Berisha, who conquered the presidency, formed the
first non-Communist government since 1944. The elections of 1996 where
once again won by the party, but the popular revolt due to the
scandal on the financial pyramids that had ruined many Albanians
forced the government to resign. The elections that followed in 1997 gave the victory to the Socialist Party of Albania and the PDSH became an opposition party.
In the 2005 election, the party won 56 of the 140 seats of the Parliament; it formed a colaition with smaller parties, reaching 79 seats and supporting the government led by Sali Berisha.
Jaume Ollé & Ivan Sache, 5 March 2009
The symbol of the PDSH shall be made of the stylized letters "P" and "D" in white colour on a blue field. The symbols shall be used by the representative bodies of the party or with their permission. Flag
The flag of the PDSH shall be blue with the symbol of the party in the middle.
A photo taken during a demonstration held in Tirana on 1 July 2005 confirms that the flag is blue with the party symbol, without
Another photo shows a variant with a different symbol, sort of stretched out horizontally and without the elided "tail".
A photo taken on 1 July 2005 by Arben Celi (Reuters), showing the official flag of the PDSH and a variant, light blue with the party emblem in blue.
Ivan Sache, André Coutanche & Eugene Ipavec, 30 July 2010