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Edi Rama

Politician from Albania

Edi Rama Edi Kristaq Rama (born Edvin Rama, on 4 July 1964) is an Albanian politician who has been leader of the Socialist Party of Albania, the largest opposition party in Albania, since 2005. He was Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sports from 1998 to 2000 and Mayor of Tirana from 2000 to 2011. Edi Rama was born to Kristaq Rama, a native of Durrës and renowned Albanian sculptor, and Aneta Rama (née Koleka), a graduate in medicine and niece of Spiro Koleka, a former member of the Albanian Politburo. As a teenager Rama got involved in sports by becoming a player of Dinamo, a leading basketball team, and the Albanian national team. Following the collapse of Communism in Albania, he became involved with the first democratic movements. He entered the student movement but soon left after a quarrel over ideological matters with Sali Berisha. At the same time, he published a book with various notes together with publicist Ardian Klosi entitled Refleksione, while a professor at the Academy of Arts of Albania. During this time, he became engaged and later married actress Matilda Makoci, with whom he had a son, Gregor Rama. He separated from Makoci and in 1994 decided to emigrate abroad. Upon  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1964-07-04
Place of birth
Tirana
Nationality
Albania
Spouse(s)
Matilda Makoci Lindita Basha
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Socialist Party of Albania

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