The People’s Advocate (Ombudsman) Institution is provided for the first time in the Albanian Constitution adopted in November 1998, while the Law No. 8454 ‘On the People’s Advocate Institution’ (amended later on) was firstly adopted by the Albanian Parliament in February, 4th 1999. This law is designed to take into consideration the legislation of other countries of Europe, which have previously created such institution. The Ombudsman is elected by a three-fifths majority of all members of the Assembly for a period of 5 years with the right of reelection.
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