Bashkim Fino

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Bashkim Fino (born 12 October 1962 in Tirana) is an Albanian politician and was the 28th Prime Minister of Albania.

Fino studied economics in Tirana and the United States. After this, he worked as an economist in Gjirokastër,[1] and in 1992 became its mayor. He is married and has two children.

On the 11 March 1997 Democratic Party President Sali Berisha appointed Fino, a member of the opposition Socialist Party of Albania, Prime Minister in order to lead a government of national unity. This came after rebellion broke out over the collapse of several pyramid schemes leading to the government losing control of much of the country.[2] Fino was Prime Minister through the 1997 elections where his Socialist Party won a large majority before he stepped down and was succeeded by his party leader Fatos Nano.[3]

As of 2014, Fino is a Member of Parliament representing a constituency in Korçë District.[4] Fino is lecturer in Political Academy of the Socialist Party of Albania.

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  1. ^ "Britons urged to flee unrest in Albania". The Independent. 1997-03-12. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Prime minister gets warm welcome from armed rebels". The Irish Times. 1997-04-02. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "Mejdani moves on new government". The Irish Times. 1997-07-25. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "FINO, Bashkim". Kuvendi i Shqiperisë. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Aleksandër Meksi
Prime Minister of Albania
11 March 1997–24 July 1997
Succeeded by
Fatos Nano