Bujar Nishani

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Bujar Nishani
Hashim Thaçi and Bujar Nishani (08-04-2016) (cropped).jpg
Bujar Nishani in 2016
6th President of Albania
In office
24 July 2012 – 24 July 2017
Prime MinisterSali Berisha
Preceded byBamir Topi
Succeeded byIlir Meta
Minister of the Interior
In office
25 April 2011 – 12 June 2012
Prime MinisterSali Berisha
Preceded byLulzim Basha
Succeeded byFlamur Noka
In office
20 March 2007 – 17 September 2009
Prime MinisterSali Berisha
Preceded byGjergj Lezhja (Acting)
Succeeded byLulzim Basha
Minister of Justice
In office
17 September 2009 – 25 April 2011
Prime MinisterSali Berisha
Preceded byEnkelejd Alibeaj
Succeeded byEduard Halimi
Personal details
Born(1966-09-29)29 September 1966
Durrës, Albania
DiedMay 28, 2022(2022-05-28) (aged 55)
Berlin, Germany
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Odeta Nishani
Alma materSkanderbeg Military University
University of Tirana
WebsiteOfficial website

Bujar Faik Nishani[1] (29 September 1966 – 28 May 2022) was an Albanian politician. He was the President of Albania from 2012 until 2017.

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 was married to Odeta Nishani and had 2 children. His left hand and his left leg move with difficulty.[3] He had liver disease.

In March 2022, Nishani was hospitalized for COVID-19 and pneumonia.[4] A month later, he was taken to a hospital in Berlin, Germany for treatment.[5]

Nishani died of problems caused by COVID-19 on 28 May 2022, aged 55.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Përse e ka ndërruar mbiemrin kandidati për President?! Archived 2012-08-30 at the Wayback Machine, Tema Online, 2012-06-11 (in Albanian)
  2. "Official biography". Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  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)
  4. "Bujar Nishani përfundon në Sanatorium". Gazeta Tema (in Albanian). 21 April 2022.
  5. "Ndërron jetë ish-presidenti Bujar Nishani". Voice of Albanians (in Albanian). 28 May 2022.
  6. Xhajanka, Etleva (28 May 2022). "Ndahet nga jeta ish-Presidenti Bujar Nishani" (in Albanian). Agjencia Telegrafike Shqiptare. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  7. "Former President of Albania Bujar Nishani Dead at 58". Exit - Explaining Albania. 2022-05-28. Retrieved 2022-05-28.