Arbën Xhaferi

Arbën Xhaferi (24 January 1948 – 15 August 2012) was a Republic of North Macedonia politician of Albanian origin. He was born in Tetova, Yugoslavia, and died in 2012 at the Skopje Hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage. Xhaferi was president of the Democratic Party of Albanians, an ethnic Albanian political party in the Republic of North Macedonia, and was an advocate of rights for ethnic Albanians in the country. He is best known for calling for a change in the Preamble of the Constitution. He published two works focusing on the Albanians in North Macedonia, "The DPA Non-Paper", and "The Challenges of Democracy in Multiethnic States," reiterating the beliefs of the PDPA.

Arbën Xhaferi
Representative at the North Macedonia Parliament
In office
1990 – August 15, 2012
Prime MinisterNikola Kljusev
Branko Crvenkovski
Ljubčo Georgievski
Branko Crvenkovski
Radmila Šekerinska (Acting)
Hari Kostov
Radmila Šekerinska (Acting)
Vlado Bučkovski
Nikola Gruevski
Personal details
Born(1948-01-24)24 January 1948
Tetovo, SFR Yugoslavia (now North Macedonia)
Died15 August 2012(2012-08-15) (aged 64)
Skopje Clinical Center, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia)
Political partyDemocratic Party of Albanians
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade

Early life and professional careerEdit

Xhaferi passed most of his life in Pristina. He returned to the biggest Albanian Party, the Party for Democratic Prosperity in years of big contradictions, which ended with the division of this party. From this party came the Albanian Democratic Party, led by Xhaferi until 2007, when he became an honorary leader.

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