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Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani Dies at 55

Bujar Nishani

Bujar Nishani

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Tirana, Albania (AP) -- Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani, who was often criticized for his center-right political affiliation from the leftist coalition, died following a serious health problem, the country’s presidential office said Saturday. He was 55.

President Ilir Meta wrote on Facebook that he had learned “with sadness and deep regret that President Bujar Nishani passed away.”