Ramiz Alia

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Ramiz Alia
Ramiz Alia in 1950
1st President of Albania
In office
30 April 1991 – 3 April 1992
Preceded byHimself as Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
Succeeded bySali Berisha
Chairman of the Presidium of the Albanian People's Assembly
In office
22 November 1982 – 30 April 1991
LeaderEnver Hoxha (First Secretary)
Preceded byHaxhi Lleshi
Succeeded byHimself as President
First Secretary of the Party of Labor of Albania
In office
13 April 1985 – 4 May 1991
Preceded byEnver Hoxha
Succeeded byEnd of Communist rule
Personal details
Born(1925-10-18)18 October 1925
Shkodër, Albanian Republic (now Albania)
Died7 October 2011(2011-10-07) (aged 85)
Tirana, Albania
Political partyParty of Labour (1961–1991)
Socialist Party (1991–2011)
Semiramis Xhuvani (–1986)
Children3 (Zana, Besa, Arben)

Ramiz Tafë Alia (18 October 1925 – 7 October 2011) was the second and last leader of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania from 1985 to 1991 after Enver Hoxha died . He was First Secretary of the Party of Labor of Albania. He was also the country's head of state from 1982 to 1992.

Alia died on 7 October 2011 in Tirana of lung disease, aged 85.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Semiramis Alia is Dead a 58; Wife of the Albanian Leader". The New York Times. 15 March 1986.
  2. Albania's last Communist leader Ramiz Alia dies[permanent dead link], CNBC, 7 October 2011.