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
Ilir Meta (portrait).jpg
Ilir Meta

since 24 July 2017
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 (i ri).jpg Ramiz Alia
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, 9 months and 27 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. August 2010. p. 37. ISBN 9780761363781.