President of Albania

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President of the
Republic of Albania
Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë
Seal of the President of Albania.svg
Presidential Seal
Gramoz Ruçi

since 9 June 2021
His Excellency
ResidencePallati Presidencial
Term lengthFive years
Renewable once
Inaugural holderRamiz Alia
Formation30 April 1991
Salary1,425 EUR per month[1]

The president of Albania (Albanian: Presidenti i Shqipërisë), officially styled President of the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë) is the head of state, commander-in-chief of the military and the representative of the unity of the Albanian people.[2][3]

The president has the power to set the date of the elections for the Parliament as well as referendum, grants pardons and awards.

List of presidents (1925–present)[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name Term in office Nominated by
Flag of Albania (1926-1928).svg Albanian Republic (1925–1928)
1 King Zog.jpg Ahmet Zogu
Zogu (nënshkrim).svg
1 February 1925 1 September 1928 Conservative Party
3 years and 7 months
Flag of Albania.svg Republic of Albania (1991–present)
2 Ramiz Alia
Ramiz Alia (nënshkrim).svg
30 April 1991 3 April 1992 Party of Labour
11 months and 4 days
3 Sali Berisha (cropped).jpg Sali Berisha
(born 1944)
Sali Berisha (nënshkrim).svg
9 April 1992 24 July 1997 Democratic Party
5 years, 3 months and 15 days
4 Rexhep Meidani.jpg Rexhep Meidani
(born 1944)
Rexhep Meidani (nënshkrim).svg
24 July 1997 24 July 2002 Socialist Party
5 years
5 Alfred Moisiu June06.jpg Alfred Moisiu
(born 1929)
Alfred Moisiu (nënshkrim).svg
24 July 2002 24 July 2007 Consensual
5 years
6 Bamir Topi 2.jpg Bamir Topi
(born 1957)
Bamir Topi (nënshkrim).svg
24 July 2007 24 July 2012 Democratic Party
5 years
7 Bujar Nishani at meeting with Michael Spindelegger.jpg Bujar Nishani
(born 1966)
Bujar Nishani (nënshkrim).svg
24 July 2012 24 July 2017 Democratic Party
5 years
8 Ilir meta.jpg Ilir Meta
(born 1969)
Ilir Meta (nënshkrim).svg
24 July 2017 Incumbent Socialist Movement for Integration
4 years, 3 months and 25 days

References[change | change source]

  1. "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
  2. "KUSHTETUTA E REPUBLIKËS SË SHQIPËRISË" (pdf). (in Albanian). p. Article 86.1.
  3. Albania in Pictures (Tom Streissguth ed.). Twenty-First Century Books, 2010. p. 37. ISBN 9780761363781.