President of Albania


President Bujar Nishani of AlbaniaBujar Nishani

Date of Birth: 29 September 1966
Birth Place: Durres, Albania
Political Party: Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 24 July 2012
Religion: Islam
Profession: NA

Biography:


Bujar Nishani was born in Durres, Albenia in 1966, Bujar Nishani studied at the Skanderbeg Military Academy, he also studied in the United States and also obtained a law degree from the University of Tirana.


Bujar Nishani held several important posts in Albania's government before eventually being elected as President of Albania in 2012.

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Sources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bujar_Nishani
http://www.president.al

Updated on: January 6th, 2015

Prime Minister of Albania


Prime Minister Edi Rama of AlbaniaEdi Rama

Date of Birth: 4 July 1964
Birth Place: Tirana, Albania
Political Party: Socialist Party
Arrival in Power: 13 September 2013
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Artist, Politician

Biography:


Edi Rama was born in Tirana, Albania in 1964. Before entering politics Edi Rama had a successful career as a painter and was featured in several art exhibitions across the world.

Edi Rama was elected as the Mayor of Tirana in 2000 and served in this post until 2011. During his term as Mayor of Tirana major demolition projects against illegal buildings were undertaken in order to improve the image of Tirana. Edi Rama was accused of corruption but these charges were later dropped in 2003.

Edi Rama has been the President of the Socialist Party of Albania since 2005 and in 2013 his party was able to form the ruling coalition in Albania's parliament.


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Sources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edi_Rama

Updated on: January 6th, 2015

Former President of Albania


Bamir TopiBamir Topi

Date of Birth: 24 April 1957
Birth Place: Tirana, Albania
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 24 July 2007
Left power: 24 July 2012
Religion: Catholic
Profession: Biologist

Biography:


Bamir Topi was born in 1957, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine in veterinary studies from the Agricultural University of Tirana. He held several political positions before becoming president in 2007.


Bamir Topi is a strong supporter of an independent Kosovo, he voiced his opinion on the subject at several regional meetings and has visited the new country in 2009.

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Sources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamir_Topi
http://www.president.al/english/pub/presidenti.asp

Updated on: July 27th, 2013

Former Prime Minister of Albania


Sali BerishaSali Berisha

Date of Birth: 15 October 1944
Birth Place: Tropoje, Albania
Political Party: Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 11 September 2005
Religion: Atheist
Profession: Cardiac Surgeon

Biography:


Sali Berisha was born in Tropoje, Albania in 1944. Before entering politics he studied medicine in Tirana, he eventually became a doctor and a leading researcher in the field of cardiology. He had several of his studies published in prestigious medical journals and magazines.

Sali Berisha was elected President of Albania in the first free election in Albanian history in 1992. During his tenure, he engaged intense reforms, notably the complete privatization of the economy, except for certain large businesses. Due to severe corruption and government inaction over ponzi schemes he lost the elections in 1997. He became Prime Minister in 2005, in 2007 he met with George W. Bush in Tirana, the first American President to ever visit Albania. In 2009 Berisha was re-elected as Prime Minister in a controversial election.

Sali Berisha was replaced by Edi Rama in September 2013 as the Prime Minister of Albania.


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Sources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sali_Berisha
http://www.president.al/english/pub/saliberisha.asp

Updated on: January 6th, 2014