Cabinet of Albania

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Cabinet of Albania
Këshilli i Ministrave
Kabineti i Kryeministrit.svg
Overview
Established 4 December 1912
State Albanian Republic
Leader Prime Minister
Appointed by President of the Republic
Main organ Council of Ministers
Responsible to National Parliament
Headquarters Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard
Tirana
Website Official Website

The Cabinet of Albania (Albanian: Kabineti i Shqipërisë) or Council of Ministers (Albanian: Këshilli i Ministrave) is the executive branch of Albania. It exercises executive power and constitutes the Government of Albania. It consists of the Prime Minister (Kryeministri), also known as the Chairman of the Council, the Deputy Prime Minister (Zëvendëskryeministri) and other ministers.

As of April 2017, after a reshuffle, 50% of the cabinet ministers are females.

The Parliament of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë) 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]

Overview[edit]

Rank[edit]

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

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

Role[edit]

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.

Changes[edit]

During the mandate many minister were changed. Following a 2017 Albanian opposition protest which lasted three months, from February to May 2017, an agreement was reached with the opposition to create a caretaker government with technocrats. On May 22, the majority in the Parliament voted the new caretaker government, which consisted of 6 technocrat ministers and a vice-prime minister, proposed by the opposition.[2]

Incumbent Cabinet[edit]

Cabinet[edit]

Department Office Incumbent Party Predecessor 2013-2017
Kryeministri i Shqipërisë.svg
kryeministria.al
Prime Minister of Albania
Kryeministri i Shqipërisë
Edi Rama PS none
Zëvëndëskryeministri i Shqipërisë.svg
kryeministria.al
Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
Zëvëndëskryeministri i Shqipërisë
Ledina Mandia Independent Niko Peleshi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania new logo.jpg
punetejashtme.gov.al
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministri i Punëve të Jashtme
Ditmir Bushati PS none
Ministria e Punëve të Brendshme.svg
punetebrendshme.gov.al
Minister of Internal Affairs
Ministri i Punëve të Brendshme
Dritan Demiraj Independent Saimir Tahiri
Fatmir Xhafaj
Ministria e Shëndetësisë.svg
shendetesia.gov.al
Minister of Health
Ministri i Shëndetësisë
Arben Beqiraj Independent Ilir Beqaj
Olgerta Manastirliu
Ministria e Mbrojtjes.svg
mbrojtja.gov.al
Minister of Defence
Ministrja e Mbrojtjes
Mimi Kodheli PS none
Ministria e Integrimit Europian.svg
integrimi.gov.al
Minister of European Integration
Ministrja e Integrimit Europian
Klajda Gjosha LSI none
Ministria e Financave.svg
financa.gov.al
Minister of Finance
Ministri i Financave
Helga Vukaj Independent Shkëlqim Cani
Arben Ahmetaj
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ekonomia.gov.al
Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Enterprise
Ministrja e Zhvillimit Ekonomik, Turizmit, Tregtisë dhe Sipërmarrjes
Milva Ekonomi PS Arben Ahmetaj
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drejtesia.gov.al
Minister of Justice
Ministri i Drejtësisë
Gazment Bardhi Independent Nasip Naço
Ylli Manjani
Petrit Vasili
Minoftransportnewlogoalb.jpg
transporti.gov.al
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
Ministri i Transportit dhe Infrastrukturës
Sokol Dervishaj LSI Edmond Haxhinasto
Ministry of Education and Sport logo.jpg
arsimi.gov.al
Minister of Education and Sport
Ministrja e Arsimit dhe Sportit
Mirela Karabino Independent Lindita Nikolla
Ministria e Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë.svg
sociale.gov.al
Minister of Social Welfare and Youth
Ministri i Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë
Xhulieta Kertusha Independent Blendi Klosi
Erion Veliaj
Olta Xhaçka
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bujqesia.gov.al
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management
Ministri i Bujqësisë, Zhvillimit Rural dhe Administrimit të Ujërave
Edmond Panariti LSI none
Ministry of Energy of Albania logo.jpg
energjia.gov.al
Minister of Energy and Industry
Ministri i Energjisë
Damian Gjiknuri PS none
Ministria e Zhvillimit Urban.svg
zhvillimiurban.gov.al
Minister of Urban Development
Ministrja e Zhvillimit Urban
Eglantina Gjermeni PS none
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kultura.gov.al
Minister of Culture
Ministrja e Kulturës
Mirela Kumbaro Independent none
Ministria e Mjedisit.svg
mjedisi.gov.al
Minister of Environment
Ministri i Mjedisit
Lefter Koka LSI none
Ministër për Inovacionin dhe Administratën Publike.svg
inovacioni.gov.al
Minister for Innovation and Public Administration
Ministrja e Inovacionit dhe Administratës Publike
Milena Harito PS none
Ministër për Marrëdhëniet me Parlamentin.svg
kryeministria.al
Minister of State for Relations with Parliament
Ministrja e Shtetit për Marrëdhëniet me Parlamentin
Ermonela Felaj PS Ilirjan Celibashi
Ministër Shteti për Çështjet Vendore.svg
ceshtjetvendore.gov.al
Minister of State for Local Governance
Ministri i Shtetit për Çështjet Vendore
Eduard Shalsi PS Bledi Çuçi

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References[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.
  2. ^ http://www.albaniannews.com/index.php?idm=13096&mod=2