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Nexhmije Hoxha
Nexhmije Xhuglini

February 8, 1921(1921-02-08)
DiedFebruary 25, 2020(2020-02-25) (aged 99)
Alma materQueen Mother Pedagogical Institute
University of Tirana
Political partyParty of Labour of Albania Communist Party of Albania (1991)
Spouse(s)Enver Hoxha

Nexhmije Hoxha ([nɛdʒmijɛ ˈhɔdʒa]; February 8, 1921 – February 25, 2020)[1] was the widow of Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha.

Hoxha was born Nexhmije Xhuglini in Bitolj. She studied at the Queen Mother Pedagogical Institute in Tirana.[2] After World War II she married prime minister and Communist Party leader Enver Hoxha.

After her husband died in 1985, Nexhmije Hoxha was elected Chairwoman of the Democratic Front. She was forced to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic Front in December 1990, and was replaced by Prime Minister Adil Çarçani. She was arrested and sentenced to prison for misuse of Albanian government funds during her husband's regime, but later released.[3][4]

Hoxha died on February 25, 2020 at her home in Tirana, Albania at the age of 99.[5][6]