Democratic Government of Albania

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Democratic Government of Albania
Qeveria Demokratike e Shqipërisë

1944–1946


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Anthem
Himni i Flamurit
"Hymn to the Flag"
Capital Tirana
Languages Albanian
Government Provisional Government
Chairman
 -  1944–1946 Omer Nishani
Prime Minister
 -  1944–1946 Enver Hoxha
Legislature Constituent Assembly
Historical era WWII / Cold War
 -  Establishment 20 October 1944
 -  Republic proclaimed 10 January 1946
Currency Albanian lek

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.

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