10 Dec 10

Shpend Ahmeti, Leader of Fryma e Re

At only 32, Shpend Ahmeti, leader of Fryma e Re, is the youngest party leader in the 2010 electoral race.

Lawrence Marzouk

After graduating with degrees in applied economics and business administration from the American University of Bulgaria, and public administration from Harvard, Ahmeti worked for the World Bank to design Kosovo’s Public Expenditure Review, and then for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

Ahmeti has long been considered a potential economy minister of Kosovo but had eschewed entering politics until October, when he established Fryma e Re, FER together with Ilir Deda and several others, resigning his position as executive director of the public policy think tank GAP to enter politics. 

He continues to teach at the American University of Kosova, and with a group of school mates runs a popular sports bar in Pejton renowned for its burgers and karaoke nights.

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