PM Rama announces new government for the third term, Ahmetaj replaces Brace as Deputy Prime Minister

02/09/2021 15:10

Prime Minister Edi Rama has revealed today at the meeting of the National Assembly of the Socialist Party, the composition of the new government after the victory of the elections on April 25.

Rama decided that his right-hand man will be Arben Ahmetaj, who will replace Erion Bracen, who announced his departure a few days ago through a post on social networks.

Ministers Olta Xhacka, Ogerta Manastirliu, Belinda Balluku, Niko Peleshi, Bledi Cuci, Elva Margariti and Evis Kushi have been reconfirmed in office. As for the Ministry of Tourism, SP activist Mirela Kumbaro has returned, replacing Blendi Klosi.

Further composition of the cabinet:

Arben Ahmetaj – Deputy Prime Minister

Olta Xhaçka – Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Niko Peleshi – Minister of Defense

Ulsi Manja – Minister of Justice

Bledi Çuçi – Minister of Internal Affairs

Delina Ibrahimi – Minister of Finance and Economy

Belinda Balluku – Minister of Infrastructure, Energy

Ogerta Manastirliu – Minister of Health and Welfare

Evis Kushi – Minister of Education

Frida Krifca – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Mirela Kumbaro – Minister of Tourism and Environment

Elva Margariti – Minister of Culture

The new government will have 4 state ministers: Elisa Spiropali – Minister for Relations with the Parliament, Edona Bilali – Minister for Entrepreneurship Protection, Bora Muzhaqi – Minister for Youth and Children, Milva Ikonomi – Minister for Standards and Services


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