Ramiz Alia

former First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania, 1st President of the Republic of Albania (1925-2011)

Ramiz Tafë Alia (18 October 1925 – 7 October 2011) was the second and last leader of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania from 1985 to 1991 after Enver Hoxha died . He was First Secretary of the Party of Labor of Albania. He was also the country's head of state from 1982 to 1992.

Ramiz Alia
Ramiz Alia in 1950
1st President of Albania
In office
30 April 1991 – 3 April 1992
Preceded byHimself as Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
Succeeded bySali Berisha
Chairman of the Presidium of the Albanian People's Assembly
In office
22 November 1982 – 30 April 1991
LeaderEnver Hoxha (First Secretary)
Preceded byHaxhi Lleshi
Succeeded byHimself as President
First Secretary of the Party of Labor of Albania
In office
13 April 1985 – 4 May 1991
Preceded byEnver Hoxha
Succeeded byEnd of Communist rule
Personal details
Born(1925-10-18)18 October 1925
Shkodër, Albanian Republic (now Albania)
Died7 October 2011(2011-10-07) (aged 85)
Tirana, Albania
Political partyParty of Labour (1961–1991)
Socialist Party (1991–2011)
Semiramis Xhuvani (–1986)
Children3 (Zana, Besa, Arben)

Alia died on 7 October 2011 in Tirana of lung disease, aged 85.[2]

References change

  1. "Semiramis Alia is Dead a 58; Wife of the Albanian Leader". The New York Times. 15 March 1986.
  2. Albania's last Communist leader Ramiz Alia dies[permanent dead link], CNBC, 7 October 2011.