Interview 16 Feb 17

Albanian Anti-Communist Leader’s Daughter Enters Politics

Rudina Hajdari has returned to Albania from the US in a bid to help revive the party her father co-founded and restore its former glory, tainted by allegations of past corruption and bad governance.

Fatjona Mejdini
BIRN
Tirana
Rudina Hajdari. Photo: PD.

Rudina Hajdari, daughter of the late Azem Hajdari, a leader of the Albanian student movement that overthrew the Communist regime in 1990, and a co-founder of the Democratic Party, has replaced her American dream with an Albanian one.

She decided to leave the US after living there for 17 years and follow in her father's footsteps by getting involved in politics in her home country.

In the past few days, Hajdari has been seen with Lulzim Basha, the current Democratic Party, PD leader, as the two held meetings with locals and young people in Tirana.

“I have plenty of reasons to come back, and hope that with my skill set and passion for this country I will able to contribute as much as I can for the betterment of all," Hajdari told BIRN in an interview.

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