Sali Kelmendi (born 31 May 1947 in Tirana.) Was an engineer and a politician. One of the founders of the Democratic Party of Albania in 1990, Sali Kelmendi is the first democratically elected mayor of Tirana in the democratic elections of July 1992. During the years 1992-1996, over 90% of enterprises and 100% of homes were denationalized. Also a lot of work was done in the housing of the politically persecuted people. Thus, he contributed in the Tirana's transformation from a centrally planned economy to a market oriented system. Sali Kelmendi suffered a heart attack on 7 February 2015.
- Tirana in the years 1992-1996 Sali Kelmendi
- The history of the city of Tirana. Official Tirana government website