Bujar Nishani

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Bujar Nishani
Bujar Nishani with Michael Spindelegger
6th President of Albania
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 July 2012
Prime Minister Sali Berisha
Preceded by Bamir Topi
Minister of the Interior
In office
25 April 2011 – 12 June 2012
Prime Minister Sali Berisha
Preceded by Lulzim Basha
Succeeded by Flamur Noka
In office
20 March 2007 – 17 September 2009
Prime Minister Sali Berisha
Preceded by Gjergj Lezhja (Acting)
Succeeded by Lulzim Basha
Minister of Justice
In office
17 September 2009 – 25 April 2011
Prime Minister Sali Berisha
Preceded by Enkelejd Alibeaj
Succeeded by Eduard Halimi
Personal details
Born 29 September 1966 (1966-09-29) (age 47)
Durrës, Albania
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Odeta Nishani
Alma mater Skanderbeg Military University
University of Tirana
Religion Islam
Website Official website

Bujar Faik Nishani[1] (born 29 September 1966) is an Albanian politician. He became President of Albania in July 2012.

Personal life and education[change | change source]

Bujar Nishani was born in Durrës, Albania. In 1988 he finished the Military Academy "Skënderbej". In 1996 he followed his master studies in San Antonio, Texas and California. In 2004 he graduated at the Law Faculty of University of Tirana. He completed his master in European Studies.[2]

He is married to Odeta Nishani and has 2 children. Nishani suffers from a disease. His left hand and his left leg move with difficulty.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Përse e ka ndërruar mbiemrin kandidati për President?!, Tema Online, 2012-06-11 (in Albanian)
  2. Official biography
  3. h[ttp://www.panorama.com.al/2012/06/15/flet-mentor-petrela-si-e-zbulova-semundjen-e-presidentit-nishani-konsiderohet-i-kuruar/ Mentor Petrela: Si e zbulova sëmundjen e Nishanit, konsiderohet i kuruar], Panorama, 2012-06-15 (in Albanian)