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Bujar Nishani is expected to be sworn into office on Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony held at the presidential palace in Tirana.
The ceremony, attended by some 600 diplomats and other guests, will be marked by a 21-gun salute in honour of the new President.
Nishani was elected president with only the votes of the ruling parties on June 11, after talks with opposition Socialists on reaching a consensus over a candidate collapsed.
The election came in the fourth round of voting, after the surprise withdrawal of political commentator Artan Hoxha.
Nishani, 46, has served twice in the cabinet of Prime Minister Sali Berisha, as Interior and Justice Minister.
Born in the city of Durres, he graduated from Tirana’s Military Academy in 1988. Before becoming Interior Minister in 2007 he held various positions in the Defence Ministry.
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