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    Albania Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/albania/albania_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Albania
      conventional short form: Albania
      local short form: Shqiperia
      former: People's Socialist Republic of Albania
      local long form: Republika e Shqiperise

      Government type:
      emerging democracy

      Capital:
      Tirana

      Administrative divisions:
      12 counties (qarqe, singular - qark); Qarku i Beratit, Qarku i Dibres, Qarku i Durresit, Qarku i Elbasanit, Qarku i Fierit, Qarku i Gjirokastres, Qarku i Korces, Qarku i Kukesit, Qarku i Lezhes, Qarku i Shkodres, Qarku i Tiranes, Qarku i Vlores

      Independence:
      28 November 1912 (from Ottoman Empire)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 28 November (1912)

      Constitution:
      a constitution was adopted by popular referendum on 28 November 1998

      Legal system:
      has a civil law system; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; has accepted jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for its citizens

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President of the Republic Alfred MOISIU (since 24 July 2002)
      head of government: Prime Minister Fatos NANO (since 31 July 2002)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers proposed by the prime minister, nominated by the president, and approved by Parliament
      elections: president elected by the People's Assembly for a five-year term; election last held 24 June 2002 (next to be held NA June 2007); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Alfred MOISIU elected president; People's Assembly vote by number - total votes 116, for 97, against 19

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral People's Assembly or Kuvendi Popullor (140 seats; 100 are elected by direct popular vote and 40 by proportional vote for four-year terms)
      elections: last held 24 June 2001 with subsequent rounds on 8 July, 22 July, 29 July, 19 August 2001 (next to be held NA June 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PS 41.5%, PD and coalition allies 36.8%, NDP 5.2%, PSD 3.6%, PBDNJ 2.6%, PASH (now PAA) 2.6%, PAD 2.5%; seats by party - PS 73, PD and coalition allies 46, NDP 6, PSD 4, PBDNJ 3, PASH (now PAA) 3, PAD 3, independents 2

      Judicial branch:
      Constitutional Court, Supreme Court (chairman is elected by the People's Assembly for a four-year term), and multiple appeals and district courts

      Political parties and leaders:
      Environmentalist Agrarian Party or PAA [Lufter XHUVELI]; Christian Democratic Party or PDK [Nikolle LESI]; Communist Party of Albania or PKSH [Hysni MILLOSHI]; Democratic Alliance Party or PAD [Neritan CEKA]; Democratic Alliance Party II or PAD II [Arben IMAMI]; Democratic Party or PD [Sali BERISHA]; Legality Movement Party or PLL [Ekrem SPAHIU]; Liberal Democratic Union Party or PBLD [Teodor LACO]; National Front Party (Balli Kombetar) or PBK [Shpetim RROQI]; New Democratic Party or PDR [Genc POLLO]; Party of National Unity or PUK [Idajet BEQIRI]; Reformed Democratic Party or PDR [Dashamir SHEHI]; Republican Party or PR [Fatmir MEDIU]; Social Democracy Party or PDS [Paskal MILO]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Skender GJINUSHI]; Socialist Party or PS (formerly the Albanian Party of Labor) [Fatos NANO]; Union for Human Rights Party or PBDNJ [Vangjel DULE]
      note: the New (of Reformed) Democratic Party split into two groups - one led by Genc POLLO, the other by Dashamir SHEHI

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania or KSSH [Kastriot MUCO]; Front for Albanian National Unification or FBKSH [Gafur ADILI]; Omonia [Jani JANI]; Union of Independent Trade Unions of Albania or BSPSH [Gezim KALAJA]

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, BSEC, CE, CEI, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, OIC, OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNOMIG, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Fatos TARIFA
      chancery: 2100 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      FAX: [1] (202) 628-7342
      telephone: [1] (202) 223-4942

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador James F. JEFFREY
      embassy: Rruga Elbasanit, Labinoti #103, Tirana
      mailing address: U. S. Department of State, 9510 Tirana Place, Dulles, VA 20189-9510
      telephone: [355] (4) 247285
      FAX: [355] (4) 232222

      Flag description:
      red with a black two-headed eagle in the center


      NOTE: The information regarding Albania on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Albania Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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