New minister of Social Welfare and Youth is appointed

New minister of Social Welfare and Youth is appointed

Tirana, 21 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Prime Minister Edi Rama has appointed the socialist MP, Blendi Klosi in the post of the minister of Social Welfare and Youth.

The decision for the appointment of Blendi Klosi comes a few weeks after Erion Veliaj resigned from this post to be run by the left wing for mayor of Tirana.

Announcing today the decision for Klosi’s appointment, PM Rama said that “Mr. Klosi will push forward the important reforms started by Mr. Veliaj”.

According to the legal procedures, the PM’s proposal for the appointment of the new minister of Social Welfare and Youth is sent to the President of Republic to be decreed and then to the Parliament of Albania.

Blendi Klosi is 44 years old and has served as an MP three terms in a row.

He was one of the two names that the left wing majority was envisaging to run for mayor of Tirana. /ibna/