Prof. Dr. Rexhep Meidani
He was born on August 17th, 1944 in Tirana. Earned a Physics Degree in 1966 from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Tirana University and then successfully completed in 1974 the post graduate studies at Cannes University, in France. Initially Prof. Meidani began his professional career as a pedagogue, then as a Department head and later on as the Dean of the Natural Sciences’ Faculty from 1996 until 1996. Throughout all that period, he published a great number of studies, books and articles in Albania and abroad. Rexhep Meidani has earned and holds the scientific title of Profesor Doctor.
Rexhep Meidani’s political career began during early nineties. He served as the Head of the Central Elections’ Commission in 1991, at the time of the very first multi political parties’ elections and then he was appointed a member of the Presidential Council in 1991. From 1992 until 1996 he was involved in the ranks of civil society serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Albanian Center for Human Rights (1994-96). In 1996 he became a member of the Socialist Party and was elected to the position of Secretary General (1996-97).
Rexhep Meidani was elected as a Parliamentary Member to the Albanian Assembly by the early elections held in 1997. After those elections that were won by the left coalition led by the Socialist Party, Prof. Dr. Rexhep Meidani, proposed by the Socialist Party, was elected by the Albanian Assembly to the office of the President of Republic.