|Member of Albanian parliament|
|Deputy||Assembly of the Republic of Albania|
11 February 1955|
|Died||16 July 2006
Adriatic Sea, within Albania and Italy
|Political party||Democratic Party (formerly)|
|Domestic partner||Mimoza Ruli|
|Children||Ruben Pashko and a daughter|
|Alma mater||University of Tirana|
Gramoz Pashko (11 February 1955 – 16 July 2006) was an Albanian economist and politician. He cofounded the Democratic Party of Albania in 1990. He served lately as the rector of the University of New York, Tirana. He was married to Mimoza Ruli, sister of politician Genc Ruli.
Early life and education
Pashko was the cofounder of the Democratic Party that was established in 1990. In 1991, he served as the deputy prime minister and minister of economy in the cabinet led by the then prime minister Ylli Bufi. A few months later, he quit the positions and the Democratic Party membership to form the Democratic Alliance Party. Pashko also served as economic advisor to several left wing prime ministers.
Pashko hit his head on 16 July 2006 while diving in the sea in Himara, southern Albania. The Bell 222 helicopter transporting him to Bari, Italy, for medical treatment crashed over the Adriatic Sea. Six people died in the crash: the two pilots, an engineer, a doctor; Pashko and his son Ruben, who was traveling with him.
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- Gramoz Pashko, The Guardian, 24 July 2006