The use of the align in Draw is not consistent with the way align works in most other drawing programs, and the way it works now makes it impossible to use in many circumstances.
Steps to Reproduce:
The way it works now is that it seems to align all objects to the selected part of their global bounding box. So if you select three objects and then use "Align -> Top", all objects will move to the topmost edge of the topmost object. For Align -> Center, it is particularly difficult because all objects in the selected will move the center of the bounding box. So if you have several objects of different height that you want to align with the center of existing object, you can't. All objects will move to their global bounding box center.
The way most drawing programs (including InkScape and Corel Draw) handle this, is to make one object in the selection an anchor object. In InkScape it is the last object selected in the group. This means that you can always select which object to have all other objects reference against.
I can think of almost no instance where you would want to align the centers of objects and have them all move to the global bounding box center. Align is almost always used to bring other objects in alignment with at least one other object in it's existing position. Being able to select that object will be beneficial for all types of alignment and will bring LibreOffice Draw into agreement with best practices in drawing software.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 72118 ***