Prime Minister of Albania

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania
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Edi Rama

since 15 September 2013
Appointer Bujar Nishani,
as President of Albania
Inaugural holder Ismail Qemali
Formation 29 November 1912
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Prime Ministers of Albania (Albanian: Kryeministri, Kryetari i Këshillit të Ministrave) is the head of government of the Republic of Albania.

The Prime Minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. Executive power rests with the Council of Ministers (cabinet). The Chairman of the Council (Prime Minister) is appointed by the President; ministers are nominated by the President on the basis of the Prime Minister's recommendation. The People's Assembly must give final approval of the composition of the Council. The Council is responsible for carrying out both foreign and domestic policies. It directs and controls the activities of the ministries and other state organs.

The first Prime Minister of Albania was Ismail Qemali. The current Prime Minister is Edi Rama, since 15 September 2013.

History of the office[edit]

List of Prime Ministers of Albania[edit]

Living former Prime Ministers[edit]

Name Term Date of birth
Fatos Nano
16 September 1952
Ylli Bufi
25 May 1948
Vilson Ahmeti 1991–1992 1951
Aleksandër Meksi 1992–1997 8 March 1939
Bashkim Fino
12 October 1962
Pandeli Majko 1998–1999
15 November 1967
Ilir Meta 1999–2002 24 March 1969
Sali Berisha 2005–2013 15 October 1944

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