Bajram Begaj

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Bajram Begaj
Maj. Gen. Bajram Begaj
9th President of Albania
Assumed office
24 July 2022
Prime MinisterEdi Rama
Preceded byIlir Meta
26th Chief of General Staff of Albanian Armed Forces
In office
29 July 2020 – 4 June 2022
PresidentIlir Meta
MinisterOlta Xhaçka
Niko Peleshi
Preceded byBardhyl Kollçaku
Succeeded byTo be announced
Personal details
Born (1967-03-20) 20 March 1967 (age 57)
Rrogozhinë, Albania
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Armanda Begaj
Alma materUniversity of Medicine, Tirana
ProfessionMilitary officer
Military service
Allegiance Albania
Branch/serviceAlbanian People's Army
Albanian Armed Forces
Years of service1988–2022
Rank Major General

Bajram Begaj (born 20 March 1967) is an Albanian former military officer and politician. He is the 9th President of Albania since 24 July 2022.[1]

Begaj was the 26th Chief of General Staff of the Albanian Armed Forces from July 2020 to June 2022.[2][3][4]

He is an independent, but was nominated to the presidency by the Socialist Party as the candidate to the fourth round of the 2022 presidential election. Begaj is the fifth president in the history of Albania to have a military background.[5]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Bajram Begaj, Chief of Defence of Albania". NATO.
  3. "Major-General-Bajram-Begaj-appointed-as-the-new-Chief-of-the-General-Staff-of-the-Albanian-Armed-Forces". Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  4. "Head-of-Albanian-Armed-Forces-Emphasizes-Importance-Of-'Defender-Europe-21'". Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  5. "Kush është kandidati për President i shumicës socialiste". Euronews. Retrieved 3 June 2022.