President of Albania

head of state of Albania and commander-in-chief of the Albanian military

The president of Albania (Albanian: Presidenti i Shqipërisë), officially styled President of the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë) is the head of state, commander-in-chief of the military and the representative of the unity of the Albanian people.[2][3]

President of the
Republic of Albania
Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë
Seal of the President of Albania.svg
Presidential Seal
Ilir Meta (portrait).jpg
Incumbent
Ilir Meta

since 24 July 2017
StylePresident
His Excellency
ResidencePallati Presidencial
SeatTirana
AppointerParliament
Term lengthFive years
Renewable once
Inaugural holderRamiz Alia
Formation30 April 1991
Salary1,425 EUR per month[1]
Websitewww.president.al

The president has the power to set the date of the elections for the Parliament as well as referendum, grants pardons and awards.

List of presidents (1925–present)Edit

No. Portrait Name Term in office Nominated by
  Albanian Republic (1925–1928)
1   Ahmet Zogu
(1895–1961)
 
1 February 1925 1 September 1928 Conservative Party
3 years and 7 months
  Republic of Albania (1991–present)
2 Ramiz Alia
(1925–2011)
 
30 April 1991 3 April 1992 Party of Labour
11 months and 4 days
3   Sali Berisha
(born 1944)
 
9 April 1992 24 July 1997 Democratic Party
5 years, 3 months and 15 days
4   Rexhep Meidani
(born 1944)
 
24 July 1997 24 July 2002 Socialist Party
5 years
5   Alfred Moisiu
(born 1929)
 
24 July 2002 24 July 2007 Consensual
5 years
6   Bamir Topi
(born 1957)
 
24 July 2007 24 July 2012 Democratic Party
5 years
7   Bujar Nishani
(born 1966)
 
24 July 2012 24 July 2017 Democratic Party
5 years
8   Ilir Meta
(born 1969)
 
24 July 2017 Incumbent Socialist Movement for Integration
3 years and 4 days

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
  2. "KUSHTETUTA E REPUBLIKËS SË SHQIPËRISË" (pdf). wipo.int (in Albanian). p. Article 86.1.
  3. Albania in Pictures (Tom Streissguth ed.). Twenty-First Century Books, 2010. p. 37. ISBN 9780761363781.