Meksi I Government

The first Government of Prime Minister Aleksandër Meksi also known as "The First Democratic Government", is the 54th Government of the Republic of Albania formed on 19 April 1992, following the early elections of the same year when the Democratic Party led by Sali Berisha managed to win a majority of 92 seats out of 140 in the Parliament.[1] The new government led by Meksi was approved in parliament on 13 April 1992, and took oath on 19 of the same month in the presence of the newly appointed President Sali Berisha.[2][3]

Meksi I Government
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54th Government of Albania
Date formed19 April 1992 (1992-04-19)
Date dissolved6 August 1996 (1996-08-06)
People and organisations
PresidentSali Berisha
Prime MinisterAleksandër Meksi
Member partiesPD, PR and PSD
Status in legislatureCoalition government
Opposition partiesPS
Opposition leaderFatos Nano
History
Election(s)1992 election
PredecessorTechnical Government
SuccessorMeksi II Government

CabinetEdit

The Meksi government at the beginning of its term had a structure with 23 positions, where in addition to the prime minister, there were also 2 deputy prime ministers, who also held ministerial posts, a Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, 16 ministers and 3 committee chairmen.[4] The Republican Party left the coalition on 4 December 1994.[5]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister19 April 199211 July 1996 PD
1st Deputy Prime Minister19 April 19923 December 1994 PD
Dashamir Shehu
4 December 199411 July 1996 PD
2nd Deputy Prime Minister
Rexhep Uka
19 April 19926 April 1993 PD
4 December 199411 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Finances and Economy19 April 199223 November 1993 PD
4 December 199411 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Public Order
From 4 December 1994 it was renamed Ministry of Interior
19 April 19926 April 1993 PD
6 April 199311 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Defence19 April 199211 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs19 April 199211 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Justice
Kudret Çela
19 April 19923 December 1994 PD
4 December 199411 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Transport and Communications[a]
Fatos Bitincka
19 April 19923 December 1994 PR
Ministry of Industry, Transport and Trade
Minister of Industry, Mining Resources and Energy (19 April 1992–10 November 1993)
Ministry of Industry and Trade (11 November 1993–4 December 1994)
19 April 199210 November 1993 PD
Selim Belortaja
10 November 19934 December 1994 PD
Albert Brojka
4 December 199416 August 1995 PD
Suzana Panariti
16 August 199511 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Education
Ylli Vejsiu
19 April 19926 prill 1993 PD
6 prill 199311 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection19 April 199214 January 1994 PD
14 January 199411 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Rexhep Uka
19 April 19925 April 1993 PD
Petrit Kalakula
6 April 199323 August 1993 PD
23 August 199311 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports19 April 19923 December 1994 PD
4 December 199411 July 1996 PSD
Ministry of Tourism
Osman Shehu
19 April 19926 prill 1993 PD
6 prill 19934 December 1994 PD
Dashamir Shehi
4 December 199411 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Labor, Immigration, Social Welfare and the Politically Persecuted
Dashamir Shehi
19 April 19923 December 1994 PD
Engjëll Dakli
9 December 199411 July 1996 PD
Ministry of Construction, Housing and Territorial Regulation
Ilir Manushi
19 April 19924 December 1994 PD

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Both departments merged with the industry department to form the Ministry of Industry, Transport and Trade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rrëfehet Aleksandër Meksi: Era e ndryshimit '92-'97 -". Revista Monitor. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2021-09-24.
  2. ^ Dawisha, Karen; Parrott, Bruce, eds. (1997). Politics, Power and the Struggle for Democracy in South-East Europe. Democratization and Authoritarianism in Post-Communist Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 321. ISBN 978-0-521-59733-3.
  3. ^ Group, Taylor & Francis (2004-07-29). Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1.
  4. ^ "Programi i Qeverisë Aleksandër Meksi (1992 - 1996)". ShtetiWeb. 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  5. ^ Dhimitri, Petro (1996). Kundër komunizmit, "Jo" edhe Berishës! (in Albanian). Tirana: Shtëpia botuese "Monroe". OCLC 37043739.