Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
|Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
Zëvëndëskryeministri i Shqipërisë
|Inaugural holder||Nikollë Kaçorri|
|Formation||29 November 1912|
The Deputy Prime Ministers of Albania (Albanian: Zëvendëskryeministri i Shqipërise), officially styled the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Zëvendëskryeministri i Republikës së Shqipërisë), is the deputy head of government of Albania. In the absence of the Prime Minister of Albania the Deputy Prime Minister takes over his functions, such as chairing the Cabinet of Albania and the Council of Ministers of Albania. The Office is the second senior minister of the cabinet in the executive branch of the government in the parliamentary system in the Republic of Albania.
Although Albania has always had a Deputy Prime Minister since its independence in 1912. A Prime Minister may choose not to appoint a Deputy Prime Minister. As of the Constitution of Albania, the President of Albania appoints the Deputy Prime Minister and swears before the starting duties in front of the President. The Deputy Prime Minister can take the position of the acting Prime Minister, when the Prime Minister is temporarily absent or incapable of exercising its executive power. The Deputy Prime Minister is often asked to succeed to the Prime Minister's term of office, following the Prime Minister's sudden death or unexpected resignation. However, that is not necessarily mandated by the Constitution of the nation.
Since the inception of the Fourth Republic, nineteen individuals have occupied the post. The shortest-serving deputy premier was Pali Miska, lasting for 2 months between 22 December 1990 and 22 February 1991. The longest-serving Deputy Prime Minister was Niko Peleshi, who held the deputy premiership continuously from 15 September 2013 to 22 May 2017.
|Portrait||Term of office||Party|
|22 December 1990||22 February 1991||Party of Labour|
|22 February 1991||4 June 1991||Socialist Party|
|11 June 1991||6 December 1991||Democratic Party|
|18 December 1991||13 April 1992||Socialist Party|
|13 April 1992||4 December 1994||Democratic Party|
|4 December 1994||11 July 1996||Democratic Party|
|11 July 1996||25 July 1997||Democratic Party|
|25 July 1997||23 April 1998||Socialist Party|
|23 April 1998||22 July 2002||Socialist Party|
|22 July 2002||24 June 2003||Social Democratic Party|
|24 June 2003||15 December 2003||Socialist Party|
|15 December 2003||12 March 2007||New Democratic Party|
|12 March 2007||15 September 2008||New Democratic Party|
|15 September 2008||15 September 2010||New Democratic Party|
|15 September 2010||17 January 2011||Socialist Movement for Integration|
|17 January 2011||4 April 2013||Socialist Movement for Integration|
|4 April 2013||15 September 2013||Democratic Party|
|15 September 2013||22 May 2017||Socialist Party|
|22 May 2017||-||Independent|
- "KUSHTETUTA E REPUBLIKËS SË SHQIPËRISË" (PDF). wipo.int (in Albanian). p. Article 99.
- Skaka, Pandi (23 May 2017). "New deputy prime minister and 6 new ministers swear to president". ata.gov.al.
- "Qeveritë Shqiptare*". shtetiweb.org (in Albanian).