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Berisha urged the Albanian Party of Labor (APL) to abolish the third article of the communist constitution which sanctioned that the Party of Labor had the hegemony of the Power and to recognize Human Rights Charter, the drafting of a new democratic constitution, and remove all monuments of Stalin in the country.
Sali Berisha and the democratic government were engaged into a profound course of political, economic, institutional, legislative and multifaceted reforms.
Berisha resigned from the President’s Office, since DP turned into an opposition party in the general parliamentary elections and he was, then, elected the Chairman of Democratic Party and this is a position that he has been holding from ’97 up to date.
www.keshilliministrave.al /english/kryeministri/jeteshkrimi.asp   (1056 words)

 Presidenti i Republikes se Shqiperise
Berisha published study books, university textbooks and several scientific articles on cardiology, inside and outside of Albania.
Berisha was elected chair of the Democratic Party, to be re-elected in 1997 and later on.
Berisha was elected President of the Republic on April 9, 1992, and re-elected on February 3, 1997.
www.president.al /english/pub/saliberisha.asp   (252 words)

 Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 97-03-03
Sali Berisha, as the sole candidate of the DP for a second term as president.
Berisha, first elected to power in 1992, was elected by 113 votes in favour to one against with four abstentions in a vote broadcast by Albanian television.
Berisha, who required a two-thirds majority for election on the first ballot, was in the chamber with his wife and was sworn in after the vote.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/ata/1997/97-03-03.ata.html   (10637 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com:Democrat leader Sali Berisha named Albania's prime minister
Berisha, 60, returns to power after eight years of Socialist government and after being forced to resign as anarchy swept the country when investment schemes collapsed in 1997.
Berisha, a French-educated cardiologist, served as Albania's president from 1992 to 1997, the country's first elected post-communist president.
Berisha said he expressed condolences to the U.S. Ambassador to Tirana Marcie B. Ries for the Katrina hurricane victims adding that as soon as the new Cabinet is approved by parliament it would send a US$300,000 (Ђ240,000) in aid and a medical team to the United States.
newsfromrussia.com /world/2005/09/04/62223_.html   (451 words)

 Sali Berisha biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Sali Ram Berisha (born October 15, 1944) was the president of Albania from 1992 to 1997.
Following the first free elections of Albania, Berisha was elected President of the Republic on April 9, 1992.
In 1994 a referendum took place that would have given Berisha even more powers, but it was rejected by Albanian voters amid fears that he would become another dictator.
sali-berisha.biography.ms.cob-web.org:8888   (415 words)

 Crisis? What Crisis? - A Photographer's Diary by David Brauchli - The Digital Journalist
Sali Berisha, a northerner from Tropoje, just five kilometers from the Albanian-Serbian border, enjoys the limitless support of the people in the region, and he employs, in the Democratic party, many northerners.
Berisha’s ambition got in the way of his smarts, and he wasn’t able to capitalize on the chaos his supporters had created in the capitol.
But, Berisha believed he had the nation behind him, and the government on the run, so in exchange for the tanks, he demanded the government step down, and a new government of national reconciliation be set up until elections could be held.
www.digitaljournalist.org /issue9810/crisis2.htm   (1755 words)

 Berisha Sali - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Berisha Sali - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Berisha, Sali (1944-), President (1992-1997) and Prime Minister (2005-) of Albania.
After a period of social discontent in 1997, a multinational protection force in Albania coordinated new presidential elections to replace Sali...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Berisha_Sali.html   (97 words)

 Sali Berisha says communists have no chance of comeback Greece tries to take Gavdos island issue to US Turco-Israeli ...
Berisha, whose country was run by xenophobic communists until the regime collapsed together with other communist regimes in eastern Europe, also expressed disappointment that new elections were to be held.
Berisha said that the withdrawal of the ex-communists three hours before the polls closed was "unique," and "a sudden action I never expected." Nonetheless, there was an 89 percent turnout of Albanians in the first round of elections.
Berisha explained that in order to reevaluate the election results from constituencies' commissions, the Central Electoral Commission decided that all the invalid ballots be considered valid for the Socialist Party, thus applying the principle of dubio pro rea.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=263   (2813 words)

 Central Europe Review - Meta-stasis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In fact, Sali Berisha and the DP were threatening to not take part in the elections, having declared that the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) was biased and that they would not send a representative to sit on it.
Berisha's DP campaign was dominated by his accusations against Nano and his ruling Socialist Party, who, he alleged, were corrupt and had sold Albanian national interests to Greece.
Sali Berisha declared in public rallies around the country that if the DP wins the elections, resolving the land claims of Albania's Çam population will be a precondition for continued Albanian-Greek relations.
www.ce-review.org /00/34/nura34.html   (1618 words)

 BBC News | Europe | Anatomy of a leader: Dr Sali Berisha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Dr Sali Berisha came to prominence as Albania's first non-communist president, introducing democratic politics and market economics to Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe.
In early 1990, Mr Berisha, once a card-carrying member of the communist party, transformed a student protest into a nationwide anti-communist protest that prompted Albania's first multi-party elections.
In spite of the economic troubles, Mr Berisha remains a vocal advocate of Albania's integration with Western economic and military organisations.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/172035.stm   (505 words)

 BBC News | Europe | Berisha lined up for coup trial
An Albanian parliamentary committee has recommended that the opposition leader and former president Sali Berisha should be stripped of his parliamentary immunity so that he can be charged with launching an attempted coup.
Sali Berisha: "There is no doubt, I showed in the past that I was a man of great flexibility"
Mr Berisha has described plans to prosecute him as involved in an attempted coup, as "an act of madness and real national betrayal which shows the determination of Fatos Nano to destroy the opposition and the whole of Albania."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/172855.stm   (560 words)

 Sali Berisha - Prime Minister of Albania
Berisha's cabinet was sworn in on 11 September 2005.
Born on October 15, 1944, in Tropoja, Berisha graduated from the University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine in 1967.
Berisha was elected president of Albania on 9 April 1992.
www.setimes.com /cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/infoBios/setimes/resource_centre/bios/berisha_sali   (368 words)

 CNN.com - Thousands riot after ex-Albanian president's arrest - November 29, 2000
Berisha was briefly detained by police after his followers stormed a courthouse and set it on fire on Tuesday in Tropoja.
After the fall of communism in 1992, Berisha was elected as the country's first non-communist president four years later.
Berisha resigned after internationally sponsored elections brought his rival Fatos Nano and the socialists to power.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/11/29/albania.berisha.02   (591 words)

 News: Balkans, Albania: Support for Kosovo crosses left-right divide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Berisha maintains an imposed settlement means a return to past practice in the Balkans, where borders have traditionally been settled at conferences of the big powers.
Partly as a result of Berisha's agitation, in the early 1990s the international community ceased to discuss Kosovo as an internal issue of the former Yugoslavia and adopted the view that a solution needed to emerge through mediated negotiations between Pristina and Belgrade.
Berisha cultivated close ties to all the main Kosovo leaders in the 1990s and formed a particularly close relationship to the late president, Ibrahim Rugova.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/TKAE-6VB493?OpenDocument   (919 words)

 Gazeta Metropol
Prime Minister Sali Berisha has had a relatively easy start to his term as prime minister, helped by the fact that his prominence is not being questioned from within the ruling coalition.
Prime Minister Berisha was forced to resign the presidency in 1997, after an anti-government uprising had produced early parliamentary elections and a landslide victory for the Socialist Party (PS).
Berisha argued that the increase of public administration wages has been done with the advice of the International Monetary Fund and as part of the electoral promises that Democratic Party did.
www.gazetametropol.com /tekst.php?idt=21087   (3504 words)

 Crisis? What Crisis? - A Photographer's Diary by David Brauchli - The Digital Journalist
Outside the DP headquarters there are hundreds of supporters, mostly men, but a few women as well, standing around waiting for their hero, former President Sali Berisha, to return from a meeting in a nearby hotel.
Apparently, this is what Berisha’s earlier meeting had been about, because about 1825 one of the tanks roars to life, fl smoke erupting out of the exhaust and blanketing those standing next to it.
Alija was succeeded by the populist, Sali Berisha, who with his deep, gravelly voice, mane of graying hair, and large stature, was able to convince, not only Albanians, but the West, that change had truly come to Albania.
www.digitaljournalist.org /issue9810/crisis1.htm   (1090 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Albania on shaky ground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Opposition Democratic Party (DPA) leader Sali Berisha, accused by Albania's outgoing Prime Minister Fatos Nano of attempting a coup during recent violent riots that left five people dead and 70 injured, on Tuesday said he was ready for dialogue.
Berisha, who has been leading demonstrations and calling for the resignation of Nano's "criminal regime", got his wish on Monday.
Largely blamed on the regime of former President Berisha, the schemes' failure left many Albanians penniless and threw the country into a state of political and economic chaos.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /1998/397/in4.htm   (812 words)

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Berisha, however, said that while it is true that there is a "Slav group" in Albania, it is not certain whether their origin is "Bulgarian or Macedonia".
This marks Berisha's evolution from a "well-intended friend" of Macedonia and "peace-maker" in the Balkans into a militant advocate of a Greater-Albania and yet another denier of the Macedonian state and people.
It is by no means an accident that Berisha chose to radicalize in a negative sense relations with Macedonia right now when there is a pending withdrawal of UN troops from Croatia and probably from Bosnia, thus creating the possibility of a spillover of the Bosnian war.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/news/95-03/mar06.mak   (2552 words)

 Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania to Vist The College of Mount Saint Vincent
Sali Berisha, Prime Minister of Albania, will visit the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Saturday, September 17.
Berisha was recently elected Prime Minister of Albania on July 3, 2005, when the Democratic Party of Albania won a majority in the Parliament.
Prime Minister Berisha is in New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, as it begins its 60th Session.
www.mountsaintvincent.edu /684.htm   (188 words)

 Socialists Hijack Democracy in Albania
The proximate cause for recent widespread disaffection with the Berisha government is its perceived failure to protect Albanians from painful economic losses sustained in the collapse of several fraudulent investment funds that functioned essentially as pyramid schemes.
Berisha then agreed to hold early elections by June 1 and appointed Fino, a Socialist former mayor from the south, on March 11 to head a government of national reconciliation.
The Clinton Administration, which pressured Berisha into entering a coalition government with his longtime enemies, must take strong action to assure that the Socialists abide by their commitment to restore law and order in the rebellious south and comply with its agreement with Berisha.
www.heritage.org /Research/Europe/EM471.cfm   (1217 words)

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Koha Ditore on page one reported that the chairman of the Democratic Party of Albania, Sali Berisha planned to cross the border at 0730 hours, but his hosts and associates who had started gathering on the Kosovo side of the border since 0630 hours were surprised by UNMIK border authorities.
The joy of a few hundred sympathizers of Sali Berisha, who had started gathering since early morning in the Albanian League in Prizren, where Berisha was expected to stop on his arrival in Prizren, diminished fast, reported Zëri on page two.
"I had a telephone conversation with Berisha and I have to tell you a bitter news that the international authorities led by Bernard Kouchner have banned Sali Berisha from visiting Kosovo," said Krasniqi, adding that, "Berisha is neither a criminal nor a smuggler, he is a politician from Albania which Albanians didn't have in centuries".
www.unmikonline.org /press/mon/lmm150600.html   (3763 words)

Berisha remarked that Albania's political and economic stability is growing, and the country has one of the best growth records of all the eastern European economies, with inflation also sharply down.
The pope's meeting with Berisha, a Muslim, was said to have focused on the problems of Albania's 300,000-strong Catholic community, 13 percent of the population.
Berisha ha elogiato il ''contributo molto importante che Giovanni Paolo II ha dato alla caduta del comunismo e il grande sostegno offerto alle nuove democrazie e in particolare a quella albanese''.
www.christusrex.org /www2/news-old/berisha.html   (813 words)

 Sali Berisha back to power in Albania - European Forum
Sali Berisha’s Democratic Party (DP) is ahead, with 45 per cent to the ruling Socialist Party’s (SP) 30 per cent, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).
Sali Berisha won because if there is one person that deservs it the most, is him.
Sali Berisha is a well-respected world leader...on that the British admire and honor.
www.europeanforum.net /news/154   (3002 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Berisha, who was ousted from power in 1997, has boycotted many of the formal structures of governance until recently.
The 1997 ballot was held during a state of emergency, and the elections before that, in 1996, when Berisha's DP won a resounding victory, were widely considered rigged.
Since the EU has made it clear that satisfactorily conducted elections were an absolute precondition for negotiations on accession, it was especially important that they go off well.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol10num2_3/constitutionwatch/albania.html   (1929 words)

 CNN.com - Police detain former Albanian president - November 29, 2000
Sali Berisha: "I was kidnapped in my car by police as I was going home"
TIRANA, Albania (Reuters) -- Former Albanian President Sali Berisha was briefly detained and questioned by police in what appeared to be an effort by the government to force him to abandon protests over local elections.
Special police forces surrounded Berisha's motorcade at gunpoint shortly after midnight on Wednesday and drove him to a police station.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/11/29/albania.berisha.reut   (279 words)

 Albania and the Muslim World
President Berisha, born in 1944 in a small mountainous village in the north of his country, responded to my questions in English.
President Berisha cites the accolade of Michel Camdessus, the head of the International Monetary Fund, who told IMF delegates meeting last year in Washington that Albania's is "the fastest growing economy in Europe by far, with a growth rate of close to 10 percent.
His steadfastness, and emergence from prison to a role of moral leadership, have come to symbolize the new Albania of President Sali Berisha, emerging from two generations of isolation to resume its place as an energetic and respected Muslim nation in a region being reborn after almost half a century of Communist rule.
admin.muslimsonline.com /babri/halsell4.htm   (1467 words)

 The Epoch Times | Aide Says Albania PM Preparing to Concede to Rival
Berisha, the country's first post-communst president, and Nano, once a finance minister in the communist government, have been bitter rivals since Albania's switch to democracy.
President Alfred Moisiu is expected to give Berisha an official mandate to form a government after the Central Election Commission certifies the full results early next week.
Berisha has already chosen his team, cutting the number of ministries to 14 from 20.
english.epochtimes.com /news/5-8-19/31415.html   (379 words)

 Albania - The Inside Story
At first there were illusions about the benefits that capitalism would bring, but after the fraudulent election of Sali Berisha in 1992, people quickly changed their minds.
During 1996 the social climate became explosive due to the failure of almost all economic activity, the crisis of education, the failure to pay pensions, mass unemployment, the lack of goods of prime necessity and the fall in living standards generally.
We know, for instance, that despite a political coup that at first seemed successful, Berisha lost the election that followed and that the pathetic attempt to restore the Albanian monarchy did not survive a referendum held at the same time as the election.
www.revolutionarydemocracy.org /rdv4n1/albania.htm   (1197 words)

 Tirana Times - Albania’s weekly English language newspaper
TIRANA, Nov. 14 - Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha appealed on Tuesday to Kosova Albanians to continue support for their negotiating team, but added that postponement of the end of the status talks would complicate the stability in the province and the region.
Independent, free and democratic Kosova is the condition for peace and stability in Kosova and wider,” Berisha told reporters.
Berisha also appealed to the Contact Group and the European Union member countries not to consider Kosova’s change of borders.
www.tiranatimes.com /index.php?lang=en   (396 words)

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