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The names of the 46 deputy ministers of the Hoti Government

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The government led by Avdullah Hoti has begun to resemble the composition of the former Government of Ramush Haradinaj, in terms of the appointment of deputy ministers. The LDK in coalition with the AAK, the Social Democratic Initiative and the minorities has so far appointed 46 deputy ministers, with some ministers having five deputy ministers each.

In the list of 16 ministries, there are three with five deputy ministers. The Hoti government has appointed five deputy ministers in the Ministry of Economy and Environment, that of Culture, Youth and Sports and in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Most of the deputy ministers are men. Of the 46 appointed to this post, only 8 are women. In percentage terms, this translates to less than 20 percent, KOHA reports.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, whose minister is Besian Mustafa, has five men as deputy ministers. Enver Hoti, Erxhan Galushi, Bajram Kastrati, Bahrim Shabani e Nehat Ramadani deputy ministers have been appointed in the MAFRD.

At the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, led by Vlora Dumoshi, deputy ministers have been appointed Engelbert Zefaj, Qazim Rrahmani, Valdete Bajrami, Arbër Grabovci e Halil Matoshi.

Blerim Kuçi leads the Ministry of Economy and Environment. Deputy ministers have been appointed there Muharrem Sfarqa, Sema Ispahiu, Rexhep Kadriu, Muharrem Nitaj e Bubuqe Bakia-Deva.

Artan Berisha, Arton Retkoceri, Hamza Balje e Xhavit Zariqi are deputy ministers in the Ministry of Infrastructure led by Arban Abrashi.

At the Ministry of Internal Affairs, led by Agim Veliu, deputy ministers have been appointed Agron Bacaj, Yildiray Bayram, Zafir Berisha e Milan Radojević.

Even the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora led by Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla has four deputy ministers. Bekim Brestovci, Teuta Sahatqija, Gani Dreshaj e Muhamet Brajshori they got jobs there.

The Ministry of Finance has three deputy ministers led by Hykmete Bajrami. Agim Krasniqi, Kushtrim Bahrimaj and Jasmina Jovanović are deputy ministers there.

Bashkim Krasniqi, Besart Dreshaj e Adnan Redzeplar Deputy Ministers have been appointed in the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare led by Skënder Recica.

Most of the other ministries have two deputy ministers appointed so far.

In the Ministry of Health led by Armend Zemaj, deputy ministers have been appointed Resul Makreshi e Peter Ndou.

In the ministry led by Anton Quni, that of Defense, they have been appointed as deputy ministers Muhammadali Merjollari and Sadika Kofrcin.

The MLGA led by Goran Rakić and the Trade and Industry led by Vesel Krasniqi have two deputy ministers. MLGA has deputy ministers Good luck to Emin and Magbule Shkodra, while Nexhat Ramadani e Qerim Bajrami are deputy ministers in MTI.

The Ministry of Return led by Dalibor Jevtiq has as deputy minister Enis Sulejmanovic and Selim Kryeziu.

So far there are three ministers who have only one deputy minister each. The Department of Justice, led by Selim Selimi, has a deputy minister Florian Dushin, that of Education led by Ramë Likaj has a deputy minister White shines and that of Regional Development led by Ervis Kervan has as deputy Eldis Abazi.

The previous governing coalition, Vetëvendosje-LDK with prime minister Albin Kurti, had 29 deputy ministers. Now that the LDK is the main partner in the Government with the AAK, the Social Democratic Initiative and the minorities, it has increased the number of deputy ministers to 46. But the champion with deputy ministers remains the PDK, AAK, Social Democratic Initiative coalition government with Ramush Haradinaj as prime minister, which had more than 80 deputy ministers.