Bashkim Fino

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Bashkim Fino (12 October 1962 – 29 March 2021) was an Albanian politician and economist. He served as the 29th Prime Minister of Albania in 1997. He was a member of the Socialist Party (PS). He held other government roles, including as Deputy Prime Minister (1997–1998) and two terms as the Minister of Public Works and Tourism during the 2000s. He was a member of the Albanian Parliament for Fier from 2017 until his death in 2021.

Fino was born in Gjirokastër. He served as the municipality's mayor between 1992 and 1996.

On 29 March 2021, Fino died in Tirana due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Albania. He was 58.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Semini, Llazar (29 March 2021). "Economist who pulled Albania out of 1997 anarchy dead at 58". Star Tribune. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 29 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by
Aleksandër Meksi
Prime Minister of Albania
11 March 1997 – 24 July 1997
Succeeded by
Fatos Nano