LIST OF ALBANIAN PRESIDENTS SINCE 1925
1914: REPUBLIC ABOLISHED AND MONARCHY INTRODUCED
The Principality of Albania existed in 1914 for six months only, followed by the period of foreign occupation in the First World War and political instability until 1925. Nominally Albania was a monarchy until 1925.
REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA 1925-1928:
Albania became a republic in 1925 when after a period of political instability the monarchy had been abolished
President Ahmet Zogu
1925-1928: AHMET ZOGU
Born in 1895 in Burgajet as Ahmet Zogolli to Xhemal Pasha Zogu and Sadije Toptani.
He was elected President in 1925, proclaimed King in 1928.
Died in 1961 in Paris-Suresnes.
Buried at Thiais Cemetery in Paris-Thiais.
1928: REPUBLIC ABOLISHED AND MONARCHY RESTORED (UNTIL 1946)
SOCIALIST PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA 1946-1991:
Albania had been a communist dictatorship from 1946 to 1991 and the presidency was not restored until 1991.
REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA SINCE 1991:
1991-1992: RAMIZ ALIA
Born in 1925 in Shkodër.
Elected President in 1991.
1992-1997: SALI BERISHA
Born in 1944 in Tropojë.
Elected President in 1922.
1997-2002: REXHEP MEIDANI
Born in 1944 in Tirana.
Elected President in 1997.
2002-2007: ALFRED MOISIU
Born in 1929 in Shkodër.
Elected President in 2002.
FROM 2007: BAMIR TOPI
Born in 1957 in Tirana.
Elected President in 2007.
RESIDENCES AND BURIAL PLACES OF ALBANIAN PRESIDENTS SINCE 1925
RESIDENCES OF ALBANIAN PRESIDENTS
(Only the most important and still existing residences are listed)
The Presidential Residence - from March to September 1928 when the republic was abolished. Then it served as a royal residence; now a scientific institute.
The Presidential Residence in Tirana. ©ARB
THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE (Palasti i Presidentëve) - the official residence of Albanian presidents at present.
The Presidential Palace in Tirana (photo by Dori)
THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE (Palasti i Presidentëve) - known also as the Palace of Brigades, formerly the royal palace, served as the presidential palace in the 1990s.
BURIAL PLACES OF ALBANIAN PRESIDENTS
PARIS, THIAIS CEMETERY/FRANCE
(Paris, Cimetière de Thiais, 89e division; Esplanade Auguste Perret/Rue du Luxembourg):
President Ahmet Zogu (+1961)
The grave of President Ahmet Zogu in Paris-Thiais. ©ARB
STANDARDS OF ALBANIAN PRESIDENTS
Albanian presidential standards: 1926-1928 (left) and from 1992 (right)
REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA: TERRITORIAL CHANGES SINCE 1925