Sali Berisha

Picture of Sali Berisha

Born. 01.08 1944

Age: 72

Place of Birth: County Tropoysky

Citizenship: Albania


The Democratic Party, led by former President Sali Berisha, after 8 years returns to power. In the parliamentary elections of July 3 Democrats defeated the ruling Socialist Party, headed by Prime Minister Fatos NATO politician known since the days of the ousted communist leader Ramiz Alia. Democrats, who will form a cabinet, gained popularity among Albanians that promised to eradicate corruption that flourished under the previous government.

Sali Berisha - one of the founders of the Democratic Party of Albania and its first non-communist president. Born on August 1, 1944 to a peasant family in Tropoyskom County. In 1967 he graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Tirana. He worked in the cardiology clinic in Tirana. In the 90 th with a group of intellectuals issued a critique of the communist regime and the party, which was then a member. He headed the popular protest movement that led to the fall of the regime of Ramiz Alia. In April 1992 he was elected president of Albania. In 1997, he was re-elected head of state. However, after 3.5 months she resigned - the credibility of the authorities has been undermined by the scandalous fraud with financial "pyramid", with the result that investors have lost about a billion dollars. Once out of work, Berisha returned to his main profession. Incidentally, it is - by treatment works myocardial infarction and other cardiac diseases.

Berisha is married. The couple adult son and daughter.