From Isolation to Open

From Isolation to Open

On 22 March 1992, the first democratically elected leader of Albania since 1924 came into power.  

Sali Berisha, head of the Democratic Party of Albania, came to the helm of a nation struggling with the transition between communism and capitalism, between isolation and openness.  

But Albania’s journey toward democracy wasn’t as easy as winning an election.  Within five years the nation would descend into civil unrest.

The looting of weapons in the civil unrest of 1997.

To read more about Albania’s transition from communism to capitalism, please click here


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