Xhezair Zaganjori, candidate for President 30/05/2012
The direct negotiators of the majority for finding the names that will
run for president, have put in circulation a list headed by Xhezair
Zaganjori, apparently the main candidate of the Democratic Party. It
will be seen in the first voting session if this name will resist.
The list has names from justice and diplomacy, including even the name of the Bank Governor, Ardian Fullani, although he insists that he is keener to resolve the economic problems, rather than the political ones.
There are eight names of diplomats, some of whom are closely related with the Socialist Movement for Integration leader, Ilir Meta, and others with Berisha. As regards the judges, they are well known names in the International Rights, representatives of Albania at the Human Right Court in Strasbourg. The Democratic Parliament Group leader, Astrit Patozi, declared that these candidacies will test the opposition’s good will. The voting session will be held at 10:00, but it seems that it will be a formality, because a government meeting was scheduled at 11:00. But who is Xhezair Zaganjori? He was graduated at the Tirana Justice Faculty in 1981, and since then he has been a professor in Public International Rights, European Rights and Human Rights, at the Tirana University, the Magistrate School and the school of European Studies.
In 1991, Zaganjori was elected as member of the Reconciliation and Arbitral Court at the OSCE. During 1992-1997 he was Ambassador in Germany while in 1993 he received the grade Doctor of Judicial Sciences and the Professor title in 2009. In 2003 he was elected a Constitutional Court member where he is still today. Zaganjori has published a series of scientific publications in Albania and abroad, and he is an active participator in international conferences inside and outside the country.
The full name list proposed by the majority:
Ardian Fullani, Governor of the Albanian Bank
Artur Kuko, Ambassador in NATO
Dashnor Dervishi, Ambassador in Greece
Ferit Hoxha, Ambassador at the UN
Ledi Bianku, Member of the Strasbourg Court
Kristaq Traja, Former Member of the Strasbourg Court
Mimoza Halimi, Ambassador in Belgium
Xhezair Zaganjori, member of the Constitutional Court