Bamir Topi - Former President of Albania, Career and Childhood

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Bamir Topi is an Albanian politician, who served as the President of Albania from 2007 to 2012

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BirthdayApril 24, 1957
NationalityAlbanian
FamousFormer President of Albania, Leaders, Political Leaders, Presidents
SpousesTeuta Topi
Known asBamir Myrteza Topi
Childrens Etida Topi, Nada Topi
Universities
  • Agricultural University of Tirana
Birth PlaceTirana
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Former Democratic Party - New Democratic Spirit
ReligionCatholicism, Islam
Height153cm
GenderMale
Sun SignTaurus
Born inTirana
Famous asFormer President of Albania

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Who is Bamir Topi?

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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Childhood & Early Life

Bamir Myrteza Topi was born on April 24, 1957 in the Albanian city of Tirana. Not much information is available about the Bamir Topi’s parents but he belonged to a Muslim family.Not a lot of information is available regarding his childhood years. He studied at the University of Tirana and his field of study was veterinary studies. Eventually, he went on to earn a doctorate in the subject.

Bamir Topi started working as a research scholar at the Institute of Veterinary Scientific Research in the 1984. In 1987, he went to Italy for post graduate studies in Molecular Biology. He completed his post-graduation in 1990 and returned to Albania.

After returning to Albania, Bamir Topi was made the Director of the Food Safety and Veterinary Institute. He worked at the particular institute till the year 1995 and throughout his time at the institute he became well-known as a lecturer in toxicology as well as pharmacology.

Career

Bamir Topi entered politics in 1996 that and won a seat in the Albanian parliament as a representative of the Democratic Party of Albania. His party had formed the government at the time and he became the Minister of Agriculture and Food in the new government. He served in that role till 1997.

Bamir Topi rose in profile within the Democratic Part of Albania quite quickly and in fact headed the Democratic Party of Albania in the Parliament in the year 2001. After Genc Pollo left the party, Bamir Topi became the vice president of the Democratic Party of Albania and became close to the president of the party, Sali Berisha. During the 2001 elections, Topi was particularly influential as he was the chief arbitrator in discussions in the election process regarding a joint candidate.

In the 2005 elections, the Democratic Party of Albania returned to power and Bamir Topi again found himself in a position of strength within the party. However, it was two years later that Bamir Topi announced himself as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party of Albania with the support of Sali Berisha. Bamir Topi finally became the President of Albania after four rounds of voting after none of the candidates were able to reach 84 votes that are required.

After becoming the President of Albania on 24 July 2007, Bamir Topi gave up the vice presidency of the Democratic Party of Albania and over the course of his tenure he became a passionate supporter of a separate state for Kosovo. However, his most significant presidential campaign was that of inducting Albania into NATO as well as the European Union.

Major Works

Bamir Topi’s most important contribution as President has been the campaign to induct Albania into the European Union and NATO.

Awards & Achievements

Bamir Topi was honoured with the Knight Grand Cross of the Grand Order of King Tomislav, in 2009. It is the highest honour bestowed by the Croatian government.

Personal Life & Legacy

Bamir Topi married Teuta Mema in 1986. The couple has two children—both daughters, namely, Nada and Etida.

Bamir Topic was named the Honorary President of KF Tirana, a football club based in his hometown of Tirana.

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Bamir Topi biography timelines

  • // 24th Apr 1957
    Bamir Myrteza Topi was born on April 24, 1957 in the Albanian city of Tirana. Not much information is available about the Bamir Topi’s parents but he belonged to a Muslim family.Not a lot of information is available regarding his childhood years. He studied at the University of Tirana and his field of study was veterinary studies. Eventually, he went on to earn a doctorate in the subject.
  • // 1986
    Bamir Topi married Teuta Mema in 1986. The couple has two children—both daughters, namely, Nada and Etida.
  • // 1995
    After returning to Albania, Bamir Topi was made the Director of the Food Safety and Veterinary Institute. He worked at the particular institute till the year 1995 and throughout his time at the institute he became well-known as a lecturer in toxicology as well as pharmacology.
  • // 1996 To 1997
    Bamir Topi entered politics in 1996 that and won a seat in the Albanian parliament as a representative of the Democratic Party of Albania. His party had formed the government at the time and he became the Minister of Agriculture and Food in the new government. He served in that role till 1997.
  • // 2001
    Bamir Topi rose in profile within the Democratic Part of Albania quite quickly and in fact headed the Democratic Party of Albania in the Parliament in the year 2001. After Genc Pollo left the party, Bamir Topi became the vice president of the Democratic Party of Albania and became close to the president of the party, Sali Berisha. During the 2001 elections, Topi was particularly influential as he was the chief arbitrator in discussions in the election process regarding a joint candidate.
  • // 2005
    In the 2005 elections, the Democratic Party of Albania returned to power and Bamir Topi again found himself in a position of strength within the party. However, it was two years later that Bamir Topi announced himself as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party of Albania with the support of Sali Berisha. Bamir Topi finally became the President of Albania after four rounds of voting after none of the candidates were able to reach 84 votes that are required.
  • // 24th Jul 2007
    After becoming the President of Albania on 24 July 2007, Bamir Topi gave up the vice presidency of the Democratic Party of Albania and over the course of his tenure he became a passionate supporter of a separate state for Kosovo. However, his most significant presidential campaign was that of inducting Albania into NATO as well as the European Union.
  • // 2009
    Bamir Topi was honoured with the Knight Grand Cross of the Grand Order of King Tomislav, in 2009. It is the highest honour bestowed by the Croatian government.

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Bamir Topi's FAQ

  • What is Bamir Topi birthday?

    Bamir Topi was born at 1957-04-24

  • Where is Bamir Topi's birth place?

    Bamir Topi was born in Tirana

  • What is Bamir Topi nationalities?

    Bamir Topi's nationalities is Albanian

  • Who is Bamir Topi spouses?

    Bamir Topi's spouses is Teuta Topi

  • Who is Bamir Topi childrens?

    Bamir Topi's childrens is Etida Topi, Nada Topi

  • What was Bamir Topi universities?

    Bamir Topi studied at Agricultural University of Tirana

  • What is Bamir Topi's political ideology?

    Bamir Topi's political ideology is Political party - Former Democratic Party - New Democratic Spirit

  • What is Bamir Topi's religion?

    Bamir Topi's religion is Catholicism, Islam

  • How tall is Bamir Topi?

    Bamir Topi's height is 153

  • What is Bamir Topi's sun sign?

    Bamir Topi is Taurus

  • How famous is Bamir Topi?

    Bamir Topi is famouse as Former President of Albania