Albin Kurti is a Kosovar Albanian politician and activist, serving as the prime minister of Kosovo. In 1997, he became the vice president of the University of Pristina student union and a main organizer of non-violent demonstrations in 1997 and 1998.
Albin Kurti Personal Life
He was born on 24th March 1975 in Pristina, Yugoslavia, now Kosovo to Zaim Kurti, an engineer, and her mother’s name is unavailable, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Pristina.
Albin’s father was from an Albanian family from the village of Sukobin in Ulcinj Municipality, Montenegro. In order to search for employment, his family moved to Pristina.
Albin Kurti Career
In 1997, he became one of the leaders of the student protests in Kosovo, against the occupation of the university campus by the Yugoslav police. He was also an activist for the Action for Kosovo Network (AKN) and joined the movement whose mission focused on human rights and social justice, education, culture, and art.
In July 1998, he became a member of the Kosovo Liberation Army as an assistant to the political representative Adem Demaçi.
In 2010, he joined the political spectrum of Kosovo. He became the candidate for Prime Minister, through Vetëvendosje. During the 2014 elections, he again stood for Prime Minister but again lost the elections.
On 3rd January 2018, he was prisoned for 1 year and 6 months on probation for his role in setting off the tear gas in 2015.
On 3rd February 2020, he was selected as the Prime Minister after Ramush Haradinaj resigned in July 2019.
On 26th January 2021, he was barred from running in the 2021 Kosovan parliamentary election by Kosovo’s election complaints panel, as he had been convicted of a crime less than three years prior to the election.
On 22nd March 2021, he as elected Prime Minister of Kosovo for a second time.
Albin Kurti Relationship
He is married to Rita Augestad Knudsen. She is from Norway. She is a senior researcher at NUPI and a member of the security and defense research group. She is also the managing director of a C-REX-affiliated consortium for terrorism and international crime research. The couple together has a daughter named Lea.
Albin Kurti Net Worth
He has an estimated to be $7 million. He has made such an amount of wealth from his primary career as a successful Activist.
Albin Kurti Education
He completed his schooling at Prishtina. Later, he enrolled at the University of Pristina and completed his graduation in Computer and Telecommunication Sciences.
Albin Kurti Instagram Account
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Albin Kurti Twitter Account
I was welcomed by 🇲🇰PM @DKovachevski ahead of today’s high-level meeting in Ohër/Ohrid. I thanked him for hosting us this weekend. North Macedonia is an important partner & ally to Kosova & the region, with whom we are keen to work even more closely on shared values & priorities. pic.twitter.com/6GT8dshsVy
— Albin Kurti (@albinkurti) March 18, 2023
Albin Kurti Physical Stats
|Feet & Inches: 5’8”
Centimeter: 175 cm
Meter: 1.75 m
|Kilograms: 67 kg
Pounds: 147 lbs
Albin Kurti Wiki/Bio
|Date of Birth
|24th March 1975
|Pristina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo)
|Father- Zaim Kurti
|Rita Augestad Knudsen
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