Marxists Internet Archive: Ramiz Alia


Ramiz Taf Alia (18 October 1925 – 7 October 2011) was the second and last leader of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania from 1985 to 1991.

Alia was elected to the Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania and served as its First Secretary. From 1982 to 1992 he was head of state of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania.

Alia had been designated as successor by Enver Hoxha and took office after Hoxha died and presided over the period of transition following the collapse of the socialist bloc.

He died on 7 October 2011 in Tirana due to lung disease, aged 85.




1967: On Further Intensification of the Campaign For the Complete Emancipation of Women and For the Enhancement of Their Role in Socialist Society

1970: Leninism - The Banner of Struggle and Victories

1978: The Revolution - A Question Taken Up for Solution

1979: Stalin and his Work - A Banner of Struggle for All Revolutionaries

1989: Always in the Vanguard of Society, Bearer of Progress

1990: Albania - An Active Participant in World Democratic Process

1990: The Deepening of the Revolutionization of the Life of the Party and the Country

1990: Democratization of Socio-Economic Life Strengthens the Thinking and Action of the People