Bamir Topi

About Bamir Topi

Who is it?: Former President of Albania
Birth Day: April 24, 1957
Birth Place: Tirana, Albanian
Birth Sign: Taurus
Prime Minister: Sali Berisha
Preceded by: Alfred Moisiu
Succeeded by: Bujar Nishani
Political party: Democratic Party New Democratic Spirit
Spouse(s): Teuta Mema
Alma mater: Agricultural University of Tirana

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Bamir Topi was bornon April 24, 1957 in Tirana, Albanian, is Former President of Albania. Bamir Topi is an Albanian politician, who served as the President of Albania from 2007 to 2012. He is also one of the most distinguished academicians in the country and has held important posts in veterinary research. Bamir Topi studied at the esteemed University of Tirana from where he attained a degree in veterinary sciences and later on went to Italy to do his post graduate studies in molecular biology. He emerged as one of the most well-known scientific researchers and lecturers in Albania. In 1996, he decided to enter politics and since then he has proven to be an extremely successful politician. Over the years, he has established himself as one of the stalwarts of the Democratic Party of Albania and within a short period of time he rose to prominence within that party. He became the right hand man of the president of the party and he not only became the vice president of the party but also its chief trouble shooter as he negotiated tough political deals with opponents and allies alike. He became the President of Albania in 2007 and served a complete term.
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Biography/Timeline

1984

Topi graduated from the Agricultural University of Tirana in veterinary studies and earned a PhD degree in the same field. In 1984, he was appointed a Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Veterinary Scientific Researches until 1995. During the 1987-90 period, he attended post-graduate studies in Italy in the field of Molecular Biology. After his return from Italy, Topi was appointed Director of the Food Safety and Veterinary Institute, a position held until the end of 1995. During the activity in this Institute as the Director and Scientific Researcher, Topi gave a Western world physiognomy to this important institution of the country. Alongside his work as Scientific Researcher, Topi has carried out a dense academic activity in preparing the educational curricula of the Toxicology and Pharmacology subjects for the students and postgraduates of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty while at the same time he was also a Lecturer of these subjects for about a decade. He was first elected as a parliamentarian of the Assembly of Albania in 1996 and was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food where he served until 1997. He was elected to three mandates in the Assembly of Albania as a candidate of Democratic Party of Albania. In two terms Topi led the Parliamentary Group of Democratic Party in the Assembly. He has been elected vice-chairman of the Democratic Party of Albania, which is led by Sali Berisha. Topi has been distinguished and widely hailed as a Politician of a moderated profile, as very active in resolving the crisis between the ruling majority and opposition and as a protagonist of political agreements and various parliamentary initiatives. He also holds the title of Honorary President of Albanian football club KF Tirana.

2005

Namely, Topi was also the honorary President of Albanian football club, KF Tirana from 2005 to 2007. In September 2012, Topi became the leader of the New Democratic Spirit party.

2007

On 8 March 2007, Topi said that he would be the candidate of the ruling Democratic Party in the 2007 presidential election. Both the Demochristian and Republican parties said that they would probably support him. Parliament took 4 tries, and the opposition finally gave up and elected Topi, a choice of Prime Minister Sali Berisha.

2009

With a joint invitation of Kosovo's President, Fatmir Sejdiu, and the head of the UN mission, Joachim Ruecker, Topi stayed for a three-day visit in Kosovo in January 2009. He was proclaimed an honorary citizen of the capital Pristina. During his visit, he was also conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Pristina.