So far, 5 candidates have registered for the leadership elections of the Democratic Party.
- Lulzim Basha, current chairman of the PD
- Eduard Selami, former chairman of the PD (1992–1995)
- Astrit Sinanaj, PD member from Fier
- Erion Piciri, PD member and founder of the Leadership Institute in Tirana
- Astrit Patozi, PD deputy
The PD leadership elections will be held on July 22 based on the principle one member, one vote.