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Prime Minister of Albania

Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania
Emblem of the Council of Ministers
Edi Rama

since 15 September 2013
Appointer Bujar Nishani,
as President of Albania
Inaugural holder Ismail Qemali
Formation 29 November 1912
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

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

List of Prime Ministers of Albania

Living former Prime Ministers

Name Term Date of birth
Fatos Nano
(1952-09-16) September 16, 1952
Ylli Bufi
(1948-05-25) May 25, 1948
Vilson Ahmeti 1991–1992 1951 (age 63-64)
Aleksandër Meksi 1992–1997 (1939-03-08) March 8, 1939
Bashkim Fino
(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962
Pandeli Majko 1998–1999
(1967-11-15) November 15, 1967
Ilir Meta 1999–2002 (1969-03-24) March 24, 1969
Sali Berisha 2005–2013 (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944

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