Nepotism is an advantage, privilege or position given to relatives in a profession or field .
These areas may include, but are not limited to, business , politics , academia , entertainment , sports , fitness , religion , and other activities.
Politicians of both sides from the Socialist and Democratic Party have secured their family members in various positions in the public administration.
Nepotism has also extended to the local government , the children , sisters , brothers of deputies and mayors have taken over the public administration .
In Albania, this phenomenon is so widespread that a former deputy in an informal conversation with one of his constituents said: At first I will hire my parishioners, then I will deal with you if I run out of time .
The list of deputies and mayors who have employed their family members in the administration:
1- Martin Sterkaj , Albcontroll , son of MP PaulinSterkaj
2- Rovena Bregu , Albcontrol , sister of former MP, Majlinda Bregu
3- Eneo Zguri , Albcontrol , the son of the former head of the CEC, Klement Zguri
4- Brisilda Spahiu (Celibashi), Albcontrol , daughter of Nesim Spahiu , mayor of Skrapar
5- Ledian Ruçi , Alb Controll , son of the Speaker of the Assembly, Gramoz Ruçi
6- Blerta Tusha , Alb Controll , wife of Artur Bush , mayor of Krujë
7- Panajot Dhima , Albpetrol , husband of MP Antoneta Dhima
8- Livia Nikolla , Bank of Albania , daughter of the Speaker of the Assembly, Lindita Nikolla
9- Margerita Topalli , Bank of Albania, daughter of the former president of the assembly Jozefina Topalli ,
10- Adela Bode , Bank of Albania , daughter of the former finance minister, Ridvan Bode
11- Betina Naço , Bank of Albania , daughter of the deputy, Nasip Naço
12- Aldo Dhima , Bank of Albania , son of MP, Antoneta Dhima
13- Elvis Piro , Bank of Albania, son of the deputy, Tatiana Piro
14- Hasan Manja , Director of Public Health Dibër , brother of the Minister of Justice, Ulsi Manja
15- Fari Manja , OSHEE Dibër , brother of the Minister of Justice, Ulsi Manja
16- Klodian Manja , directorate of Forests Dibër , son of the brother of the Minister of Justice, Ulsi Manja
17- Shaziman Manja , Director of Student Treatment at Technologiku , brother of the Minister of Justice, Ulsi Manja
18- Saimir Suli , KESH , son of the mayor of Kamez, Rakip Suli
19- Idajet Suli , Directorate of Money Laundering MF, son of the mayor of Kamëz, Rakip Suli
20- Sokol Nano, director of AIDA , son of the former president of the SP, Fatos Nanos ,
21- Eros Angjeli , General Director in the state/national administration , son of the former deputy, Anastas Angjeli
22- Elona Gogo, Project Director at AKUM, former chairman of the bid evaluation commission, at ARRSH, sister of Dallandyshe Bicit
23- Salarjon Totaj , Director of Support Services in OST, husband of Elisa Spiropali
24- Eranda Felaj, prosecutor in Tirana , sister of the deputy, Ermonela Felaj
25- Armando Felaj , judicial police officer , brother of the deputy, Ermonela Felaj
26- Alma Felaj , prosecutor in Tirana , sister-in-law of the deputy, Ermonela Felaj
27- Bledar Valikaj , prosecutor, husband of the deputy, Ermonela Felaj.
Elsa Burra, specialist at KKB , wife of the former mayor, Librazhd Kastriot Gurra/VoxNews