Cabinet of Albania

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Cabinet of Albania
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Cabinet of Ministers
Highest Department overview
Formed 4 December 1912
Jurisdiction Albania
Headquarters Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard, Tirana
Minister responsible
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The Cabinet of Albania, also known as Council of Ministers (Albanian: Këshilli i Ministrave) is the executive branch of Albania. 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 Assembly of Albania 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 bodies.[1] As of April 2017, after a reshuffle, 50% of the cabinet ministers are females.


The Council is responsible to the Parliament of Albania. The Parliament may choose to pass a motion of censure forcing the Council of Ministers to resign. This has the effect of forcing the Government to be composed of members from the majority political party in the Assembly or to be allied to the majority in a coalition. Ministers are required to answer written or oral questions put to them by members of Parliament, known as Government questions. In addition, ministers attend sessions of the Parliament when laws concerning their assigned sectors and departmental portfolios are under consideration.

Cabinet ministers cannot propose legislation without parliamentary approval. Ministers can however propose bills to Parliament and any such legislation is generally very likely to pass. On occasion, the majority opinion in Parliament may differ significantly from those of the executive, resulting in a large number of riders.

The Cabinet plays a major role in determining the agenda of the Parliament. It can propose laws and amendments during parliamentary sessions. It also has a number of procedures at its disposal to expedite parliamentary deliberations.


Council members are subdivided into three substantial ranks, along with one honorary rank:

  • Prime Minister
  • Deputy Prime Minister/s
  • Ministers — highest-ranking members of the Government
  • Deputy ministers (Zëvëndësministër) — assist ministers in specialized areas of their portfolio
  • General Secretaries (Sekretari i Përgjithshëm) — assist ministers in less important areas and occasionally attend sessions of the Council of Ministers.

Incumbent Cabinet[edit]

Main article: Rama Government


Department Office Incumbent Party Predecessor 2013-2017
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Prime Minister of Albania
Kryeministri i Shqipërisë
Edi Rama PS none
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Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
Zëvëndëskryeministri i Shqipërisë
Niko Peleshi PS none
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministri i Punëve të Jashtme
Ditmir Bushati PS none
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Minister of Internal Affairs
Ministri i Punëve të Brendshme
Fatmir Xhafaj PS Saimir Tahiri
Minister of Health
Ministri i Shëndetësisë
Ogerta Manastirliu PS Ilir Beqaj
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Minister of Defence
Ministrja e Mbrojtjes
Mimi Kodheli PS none
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Minister of European Integration
Ministrja e Integrimit Europian
Klajda Gjosha LSI none
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Minister of Finance
Ministri i Financave
Arben Ahmetaj PS Shkëlqim Cani
Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Enterprise
Ministrja e Zhvillimit Ekonomik, Turizmit, Tregtisë dhe Sipërmarrjes
Milva Ekonomi PS Arben Ahmetaj
Minister of Justice
Ministri i Drejtësisë
Petrit Vasili LSI Nasip Naço
Ylli Manjani
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
Ministri i Transportit dhe Infrastrukturës
Sokol Dervishaj LSI Edmond Haxhinasto
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Minister of Education and Sport
Ministrja e Arsimit dhe Sportit
Lindita Nikolla PS none
Minister of Social Welfare and Youth
Ministri i Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë
Olta Xhaçka PS Blendi Klosi
Erion Veliaj
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management
Ministri i Bujqësisë, Zhvillimit Rural dhe Administrimit të Ujërave
Edmond Panariti LSI none
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Minister of Energy and Industry
Ministri i Energjisë
Damian Gjiknuri PS none
Minister of Urban Development
Ministrja e Zhvillimit Urban
Eglantina Gjermeni PS none
Minister of Culture
Ministrja e Kulturës
Mirela Kumbaro Independent none
Minister of Environment
Ministri i Mjedisit
Lefter Koka LSI none
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Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration
Ministrja e Inovacionit dhe Administratës Publike
Milena Harito PS none
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Minister of State for Relations with Parliament
Ministrja e Shtetit për Marrëdhëniet me Parlamentin
Ermonela Felaj PS Ilirjan Celibashi
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Minister of State for Local Governance
Ministri i Shtetit për Çështjet Vendore
Eduard Shalsi PS Bledi Çuçi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Albania (03/99)". US Department of State. Retrieved 29 March 2015.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.