Prime Minister of Albania

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Prime Minister of Albania
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Edi Rama

since 15 September 2013
Residence Kryeministria
Appointer Bujar Nishani,
as President of Albania
Inaugural holder Ismail Qemali
Formation 29 November 1912
Website Official Page

Prime Ministers of Albania (Albanian: Kryeministri, Kryetari i Këshillit të Ministrave) is the head of government of the Republic of Albania.

The Prime Minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. Executive power rests with the Council of Ministers (cabinet). The Chairman of the Council (Prime Minister) is appointed by the President; ministers are nominated by the President on the basis of the Prime Minister's recommendation. The People's Assembly 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 organs. The first Prime Minister of Albania was Ismail Qemali. The current Prime Minister is Edi Rama, since 15 September 2013.

History of the office[edit]

Powers and Duties[edit]

The Constitution of Albania states that the Prime Minister:

...represents the Council of Ministers and chairs its meetings, outlines and presents the principal general policies of the state and is responsible for them, assures the implementation of legislation and policies approved by the Council of Ministers, coordinates and supervises the work of the members of the Council of Ministers and other institutions of the central state administration, performs other duties contemplated in the Constitution and laws, resolves disagreements among ministers, and issues orders in the exercise of his powers.[1] The Prime Minister can also initiate a proceeding of the Constitutional Court of Albania.[2]

List of Prime Ministers of Albania[edit]

Living former Prime Ministers[edit]

Kryeministria (Council of Ministers) in Tirana, the official workplace of the Prime Minister of Albania.
Name Term Date of birth
Fatos Nano
(1952-09-16) September 16, 1952 (age 64)
Ylli Bufi
(1948-05-25) May 25, 1948 (age 68)
Vilson Ahmeti 1991–1992 (1951-09-05) September 5, 1951 (age 65)
Aleksandër Meksi 1992–1997 (1939-03-08) March 8, 1939 (age 78)
Bashkim Fino
(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962 (age 54)
Pandeli Majko 1998–1999
(1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 49)
Ilir Meta 1999–2002 (1969-03-24) March 24, 1969 (age 48)
Sali Berisha 2005–2013 (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 72)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Article 102 of the Constitution of Albania Section 1-3, Constitution of Albania (November 22, 1998; in English). Retrieved on 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ Article 134 of the Constitution of Albania Section 1(b), Constitution of Albania (November 22, 1998; in English). Retrieved on 8 July 2016.