Albania has been one of the most prominent countries in Southeastern Europe. Ever since it gained its independence in 1912, Albania has been a parliamentary republic. The country follows the Constitution of Albania which was last renewed in 1998. According to the same, the President is the head of the state while the executive powers rests with the Council of Ministers, which in turn is headed by the Prime Minister. The presidential elections of Albania are held every four years. It is the President who elects the Prime Minister or Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Later, under the recommendations of the Prime Minister, the council of ministers are nominated by the President of Albania. Ismail Qemali Bej was the first President of Albania following its independence. He acted as the Prime minister too. Some of the most eminent Albanian leaders since then are Haxhi Lleshi, Ramiz Alia, Rexhep Meidani, bamir Topi, Bujar Nishani, Sali Berisha, Edi Rama and so on. With this segment, learn in details about the life and works of Albanian leaders.