Gramoz Ruçi

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Gramoz Ruçi is an Albanian politician, serving as the head of the parliamentarian group of the opposition.

Early life[edit]

Gramoz Ruçi was born in 1952 in Salari, a village in Tepelenë District, in southern Albania. He graduated in Chemistry, and started to work as a teacher in Progonat. There, he met his future wife, who was from the Goxharaj family. They married in 1976. From 1985, Ruçi started his political career in the ranks of the communist regime. Is particularly, in the late 1990 when the dictatorial system is collapsing, that there emerges a particular zeal to stop any changes to the Stalinist policy.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was named Labour Party First Secretary of Tepelena district in 1988, and in 1990 he was named Minister of Interior; however, he kept that position only for 2 months and a half.Despite the short period as Minister of Interior his tenure was distinguished by serious acts of violence by the regime against civilians. Continued the killings at the borders of civilians and the anonymous burial of the victims. Gramoz Ruci signed the latest massacre of communist dictatorship in Albania in "massacre of April 2" in Shkodër (4 dead, 81 wounded). From 1992 to 1996 he was Secretary General of SPA(Ex communist party). From 1997 he is member of the parliament for SPA. In 2000, he was chosen as leader of the parliamentary group, until 2005. Since 2009, he is head of the parliamentary group becoming one of the few communists of the old regime to cover institutional roles in the ranks of the Socialist Party (former Communist Party).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ruçi's daughter, Ridvana Ruci, works as a senior official at the Albanian ombudsman. She completed her studies in law at the Public University of Athens. His son, Ledian Ruçi, born in 1985, has completed his Bachelor degree for International Studies in Athens. Ruçi speaks Albanian, Greek and Italian. Mr. Ruci is grandfather of two nieces: Mia and Hera, on his daughter's side.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Dosku, Elisabeta (23 November 2009). "Gramoz Ruçi Truri i protestes maratone te PS". Tirana Observer. Retrieved 24 August 2010.