Sali Kelmendi

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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.[1] During the years 1992-1996, over 90% of enterprises and 100% of homes were denationalized.[2] 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.[3]