Rama II Cabinet
The second Cabinet of Prime Minister Edi Rama is the 74th Government of the Republic of Albania which was officially mandated by the President on 13 September 2017. Following the 2017 election, the Socialist Party won a majority of seats to Parliament and had the right to form the government without the need of a coalition.
|Rama II Cabinet|
74th cabinet of Albania
|Date formed||13 September 2017|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Ilir Meta|
|Head of government||Edi Rama|
|Deputy head of government||Senida Mesi 11 September 2017- 17 January 2019 |
|Member party||Socialist Party|
|Status in legislature||Majority|
|Opposition party||Democratic Party of Albania|
|Opposition leader||Lulzim Basha|
|Predecessor||Rama I Cabinet|
Changes from Previous CabinetEdit
The previous cabinet was reduced in size and now it consists of 11 ministries and 2 Ministers without portfolio. Half of the cabinet consists of female ministers. This was a reduction from a previous cabinet with 16 ministries and 3 ministers without portfolio.
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs absorbed the Ministry of European Integration and the Ministry of Infrastructure absorbed the Ministry of Energy. The Ministry of Finance and Economy took on some of the responsibilities from the dissolved Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Enterprise. Other responsibilities were taken on by the Ministry of Environment, which was renamed. The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth was dissolved and its roles divided between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Sport.
On December 28 2018, PM Edi Rama reshuffled his cabinet with half of his ministers out, in response to the protests that have exposed the scale of popular discontent with his rule. Most Ministers were replaced by the vice ministers.
The cabinet reshuffle consisted of the Vice Prime Minister office, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry for Entrepreneurs.
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- "Albania's Prime Minister Names Smaller, Restructured Cabinet". Voice of America. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018.