Democratic Government of Albania
|Democratic Government of Albania|
|Qeveria Demokratike e Shqipërisë|
Himni i Flamurit
"Hymn to the Flag"
|Historical era||WWII / Cold War|
|-||Establishment||20 October 1944|
|-||Republic proclaimed||10 January 1946|
The Democratic Government of Albania (Albanian: Qeveria Demokratike e Shqipërisë) was established on 20 October 1944 by the National Liberation Movement, as the Albanian partisan resistance of 1940–1944 came to a close. A Provisional government took power after the liberation of the country from German forces on 28 November. Its interim Prime Minister was Secretary-General Enver Hoxha of the Communist Party of Albania. The interim government was to be in existence until the holding of democratic elections and the convening of a Constituent Assembly. Elections for a new Republic were held on 2 December 1945, and on 10 January 1946 the People's Republic of Albania was proclaimed.