Shpend Ahmeti

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Shpend A. Ahmeti
Mayor of Pristina
Assumed office
January 2014
Deputy Dardan Sejdiu
Preceded by Isa Mustafa
Personal details
Born (1978-04-18) 18 April 1978 (age 39)[1]
Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
Nationality Albanian
Political party Self-Determination
Spouse(s) Ardiana Gjinolli-Ahmeti
Children 2
Alma mater American University in Bulgaria
Harvard University(M.P.A.)
Known for Mayor of Prishtina

Shpend A. Ahmeti (born 18 April 1978, Prishtina) is a Kosovar politician. He was leader of the New Spirit Party, which has since been merged into Vetëvendosje!, of which he is vice chairman. He is currently the Mayor of Prishtina. Ahmeti ended 15 years of LDK tenure in the capital of Kosovo. Ahmeti lectured public policy at the American University in Kosovo until he became mayor.[2][3][4]

In the first round of elections on 3 November 2013, Ahmeti was some 8,000 votes behind Isa Mustafa, but in the second round on 1 December 2013 he won by some 2,500 votes. Mustafa accused Ahmeti of fraud.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]


Ahmeti reportedly studied applied economics and business administration at the American University in Bulgaria, and public administration at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (2002—04).


Ahmeti worked for World Bank on Kosovo's Public Expenditure Review, and for European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.[17]


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