This is a list of
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Albania Albania ( ; sq, Shqipëri or Shqipëria), officially the Republic of Albania ( sq, Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeast Europe, Southeastern Europe. It is located on the Adriatic Sea, Adriatic and Ionian Sea within the Mediter ...
who have served since the
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of 1912. Since the collapse of the communist regime in 1991, the head of state of Albania is the President of the Republic ( sq, Presidenti i Republikës). The President is
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to a five-year term and is limited to a maximum of two terms, as specified by the
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. As in most
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s, the President is now by-and-large a ceremonial office, with the Prime Minister ''de facto'' heading the
executive branch The executive is the branch of government exercising authority in and holding Moral responsibility, responsibility for the governance of a State (polity), state. The executive executes and enforces law. In political systems based on the princi ...

Heads of State


Chairmen of the Presidium

First Secretaries


Acting Heads of State

See also

* List of Albanian monarchs * President of Albania


External links

A brief history of the institution
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