The Role of Monarchy in the State-Building Process of Albania

Indrit Shtupi, Arjan Vasjari


The National Assembly on January of 1925 proclaimed Albania a republic and elected Zog President for a seven years period. On Saturday, the 1st September this amendments were approved by the Assembly, and Ahmet Zog proclaimed “Zog I, King of the Albanians” King Zog makes agreements with the Italians. These agreements provided that the Italian group should established the National Bank of Albania, which was to have the exclusive right of issuing paper currency, coining metal money and some other procedures. Within a month after the bank began the operations it was to organize the Company for the Economic Development of Albania state. The new Constitution of Monarchy put forward in December 1928 gave the unrestrictive legislative, judicial and executive powers, thus ensuring Zog’s dominance. A rambling document of 234 articles the constitution stated that the Kingdom of Albania was a democratic, constitutional and hereditary monarchy.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p407

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