Cabinet of Albania

Cabinet of Albania

Cabinet of Ministers
Highest Department overview
Formed 4 December 1912
Jurisdiction Albania
Headquarters Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard, Tirana
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The Cabinet of Albania, also known as Council of Ministers (Albanian: Këshilli i Ministrave) is the executive branch of Albania. The Chairman of the Council (Prime Minister) is appointed by the President; ministers are nominated by the President on the basis of the Prime Minister's recommendation. The Assembly of Albania must give final approval of the composition of the Council. The Council is responsible for carrying out both foreign and domestic policies. It directs and controls the activities of the ministries and other state organs.[1]


The Council is responsible to the Parliament of Albania. The Parliament may choose to pass a motion of censure forcing the Council of Ministers to resign. This has the effect of forcing the Government to be composed of members from the majority political party in the Assembly or to be allied to the majority in a coalition. Ministers are required to answer written or oral questions put to them by members of Parliament, known as Government questions. In addition, ministers attend sessions of the Parliament when laws concerning their assigned sectors and departmental portfolios are under consideration.

Cabinet ministers cannot propose legislation without parliamentary approval. Ministers can however propose bills to Parliament and any such legislation is generally very likely to pass. On occasion, the majority opinion in Parliament may differ significantly from those of the executive, resulting in a large number of riders.

The Cabinet plays a major role in determining the agenda of the Parliament. It can propose laws and amendments during parliamentary sessions. It also has a number of procedures at its disposal to expedite parliamentary deliberations.


Council members are subdivided into three substantial ranks, along with one honorary rank:

Incumbent Cabinet

Main article: Rama Government


Department Office Incumbent Party Predecessor 2013-2017
Prime Minister of Albania
Kryeministri i Shqipërisë
Edi RamaPS none
Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
Zëvëndëskryeministri i Shqipërisë
Niko PeleshiPS none
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministri i Punëve të Jashtme
Ditmir BushatiPS none
Minister of Internal Affairs
Ministri i Punëve të Brendshme
Saimir TahiriPS none
Minister of Health
Ministri i Shëndetësisë
Ilir BeqajPS none
Minister of Defence
Ministrja e Mbrojtjes
Mimi KodheliPS none
Minister of European Integration
Ministrja e Integrimit Europian
Klajda GjoshaLSI none
Minister of Finance
Ministri i Financave
Arben AhmetajPSShkëlqim Cani
Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Enterprise
Ministrja e Zhvillimit Ekonomik, Turizmit, Tregtisë dhe Sipërmarrjes
Milva EkonomiPSArben Ahmetaj
Minister of Justice
Ministri i Drejtësisë
Ylli ManjaniLSINasip Naço
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
Ministri i Transportit dhe Infrastrukturës
Sokol DervishajLSIEdmond Haxhinasto
Minister of Education and Sport
Ministrja e Arsimit dhe Sportit
Lindita NikollaPS none
Minister of Social Welfare and Youth
Ministri i Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë
Blendi KlosiPSErion Veliaj
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management
Ministri i Bujqësisë, Zhvillimit Rural dhe Administrimit të Ujërave
Edmond PanaritiLSI none
Minister of Energy and Industry
Ministri i Energjisë
Damian GjiknuriPS none
Minister of Urban Development
Ministrja e Zhvillimit Urban
Eglantina GjermeniPS none
Minister of Culture
Ministrja e Kulturës
Mirela KumbaroIndependent none
Minister of Environment
Ministri i Mjedisit
Lefter KokaLSI none
Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration
Ministrja e Inovacionit dhe Administratës Publike
Milena HaritoPS none
Minister of State for Relations with Parliament
Ministrja e Shtetit për Marrëdhëniet me Parlamentin
Ermonela FelajPSIlirjan Celibashi
Minister of State for Local Governance
Ministri i Shtetit për Çështjet Vendore
Bledi ÇuçiPS none

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External links


  1. "Albania (03/99)". US Department of State. Retrieved 29 March 2015.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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