Bajram Begay


July 1, 2022

Bajram Begaj (Alb. Bajram Begaj; Rogožina, March 20, 1967) is an Albanian politician, major general and former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of Albania. He was elected as the President of Albania on June 5, 2022 by the Parliament of Albania.


He was born on March 20, 1967 in Rogožina, 70 km from the capital Tirana. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Tirana in 1989. He became a military doctor in 1998. He has a PhD. During his military career, he participated in numerous trainings and courses in the field of security, defense and medicine. He held various positions in the Armed Forces of Albania until July 2020, when he was appointed Chief of the General Staff. He was elected as the President of Albania on the 5th. in June 2022 by the Parliament of Albania as a candidate of the ruling Socialist Party of Albania. He will take over the position on July 24, 2022 from the current president, Iljir Meta.