|Chairwoman of the Socialist Movement for Integration|
5 July 2017
|Preceded by||Petrit Vasili|
|Member of the Albanian parliament|
September 2001 – September 2005
April 9, 1974 |
|Political party||Socialist Party (1991-2005)
LSI (2005- )
|Alma mater||University of Tirana|
Monika Kryemadhi (born April 9, 1974) is an Albanian politician, member of Parliament and the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration party. She is also the wife of Ilir Meta the President of Albania. Monika Kryemadhi refused the position of First Lady of Albania.
Early life and education
She was born on April 9, 1974 in Tirana. In 1992, she won the right to study in the Faculty of Natural Sciences in the Bio-Chemistry branch. In 1999, she performed studies at the George Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for regional security policies. In 2000-2002 carried out studies in the Master of Business Administration at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy, in cooperation with the University of Nebraska. She has also performed other postgraduate studies and got her Phd at the Facuty of Economy of the University of Tirana.
She is married to Ilir Meta and has three children: Bora, Besar, and Era Metaj.
Her political engagement began in 1991 when she was one of the founders of FRESSH. In January 1992 she was elected a member of the Presidency and in May of the same year, she was elected General Secretary of FRESSH's congress I and II. She served as President of FRESSH until April 2002. From 1995 to 2000 she was elected Vice President of the Socialist International Youth IUSY.
Monika was a member of the Socialist Party from December 1991 to September 2004. During this time she was also a member of the Parliament of Albania from 2001 to 2005, and also was selected two times to the Tirana Municipal Council for which she was elected secretary of the local government delegation to the Council of Europe. In September 2004, she was one of the founders of the Socialist Integration Movement Party (LSI).
Leader of the Party
From July 5, 2017 Monika Kryemadhi is the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration. She is the wife of the President Ilir Meta and she was expected to take the honorific position of First Lady of Albania, but she refused to take the position of the First Lady, conceding the post to her oldest daughter.
She is currently also as a Member of the Parliament