The new cabinet of the Prime Minister Edi Rama’s third cabinet took the oath of office in front of Albanian president Ilir Meta, in a ceremony that lasted for around ten minutes.
The ceremony was not aired live to the public. After swearing in the new ministers, accompanied by PM Rama, walked to the Prime Office.
The prime minister arrived at the presidency only two minutes ahead of the ceremony. Unlike four years ago, when the members of the new government walked together toward the presidency, this time Rama went to the Presidency alone, and the new appointees joined him one by one.
The new cabinet is made up of a total of 15 ministries, of which 12 are women.
The new government program will mainly focus on the post-earthquake reconstruction process, pandemic handling, modernization to boost the development of the production economy, and solidifying the rule of law.
Rama III cabinet
Deputy Prime Minister – Arben Ahmetaj
Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs – Olta Xhaçka
Minister of Interior Affairs – Bledi Çuçi
Minister of Finances – Delina Ibrahimi
Minister of Infrastructure and Energy – Belinda Balluku
Minister of Education, Sports and Youth – Evis Kushi
Minister of Justice – Ulsi Manja
Minister of Defense – Niko Peleshi
Minister of Culture – Elva Margariti
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Frida Krifca
Minister of Health and Social Protection – Ogerta Manastirliu
Minister of Tourism and the Environment – Mirela Kumbaro
Minister of State for Youth – Bora Muzhaqi
Minister of State for Standards and Services – Milva Ikonomi
Minister of State for the Protection of Entrepreneurship – Edona Bilali
Minister of State for Relations with Parliament – Elisa Spiropali