TIRANA (Reuters) - An Albanian opposition activist was killed and a ruling party parliamentary candidate wounded in a shootout on Sunday in the northwest of the country shortly after voting began in a tense election, police said.
Police named the dead man as 53-year-old Gjon Pjeter Gjoni, an activist of the opposition Socialist Party in the region of Lac. Mhill Fufi, a parliamentary candidate from the ruling Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha, was wounded, as was another man in the incident outside a polling station
Socialist Party leader Edi Rama, who is trying to unseat Berisha, canceled his own scheduled vote to go to Lac.
(Reporting by Benet Koleka; Editing by Alison Williams)
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