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Edi Rama

Prime Minister of Albania
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Net worth 2018: $200 Million
Industry: Prime Ministers
Residence: Tirana
Country: Albanian
BirthDay: 4 July 1964
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Edi Rama was bornon 4 July 1964 in Tirana, Albanian, is Prime Minister of Albania. Edi Rama is the current Prime Minister of Albania. He was a well-known artist before he ventured into politics. During his early years, Edi Rama showed promise as a basketball player but instead studied fine arts before becoming a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. Later on Edi Rama established a successful art career in France, before going back to his native Albania as the Minister of Culture on the invitation of Fatos Nano. However, it was his stint as the Mayor of his home town of Tirana that really catapulted into the national limelight and one of the reasons for that was not only the fact that he remained at the post for eleven years but because he brought genuine change to the city during his long tenure. In 2005, he became the head of the Socialist Party and after a rocky time during which the party lost the general elections; Edi Rama led them to form the government in 2013 albeit with coalition partners.


$200 Million


He was elected as new Prime Minister by the Albanian Parliament on September 12, 2013


Under his leadership, the Socialist Party lost the 2009 general elections in Albania


In 2005, he was named as the Socialist Party leader but not before he had won another mayoral election for Tirana


In 2003, Edi Rama was charged of abuse of funds in the Municipality of Tirana and after an inquiry by Albanian Parliament he was acquitted of all the charges


In 2000, Edi Rama decided to run for the mayoral election for the city of Tirana as a Socialist Party candidate and became the mayor the same year after defeating Besnik Mustafaj, a well-known writer


In 1998, the then Prime Minister of Albania, Fatos Nano, invited Edi Rama to take over as the Minister of Culture of Albania and Edi readily agreed and returned to Albania


After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Edi Rama worked as a professor at the same academy and in 1994, at the age of 30 he relocated to France and became an active member of the thriving art scene in the country


He separated from Makoci in 1991Edi Rama got married to Lindita Basha in 2010


Edi Rama was born on July 4, 1964 in Tirana, the capital of Albania, to Kristaq Rama and his wife Aneta Rama

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