Eqerem Spahia

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Eqerem Gafur Spahia, (sometimes Ekrem, Spahiu, etc.) (born 18 April 1960) was a Member of the Albanian Parliament in XVIth legislature (from 2001). He is Chief of Legality Movement Party and Parliamentary Group of this party and was elected two times as President of Legality Movement Party (from 12 April 1998). Eqerem Spahia was arrested[1] for "organising armed uprising, participating in it and violating institutions"[citation needed] after an armed protest near the parliament building that aimed to topple the Nano government and bring to power Crown Prince Leka, son of Zog of Albania, in September 1998.[citation needed]

He is now the deputy Minister of Defence of Albania.


  1. ^ "Albanian police arrest Legality Party leader for seizing TV station". BBC. ATA news agency. 25 September 1998. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 

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