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King Zog I returns to Albania 51 years after dying in France:

Albania’s Socialist opposition is to boycott Saturday’s interment, accusing the right-wing government of “manipulating” Zog’s controversial heritage for  its own political purposes. Zog’s grandson, Prince Leka, serves as a political adviser to Albanian President Bujar Faik Nishani.

Albania’s honour guards carry the coffin with the remains of Albania’s self-proclaimed king, Zog I, arrived back in his home country today from France, where he died in exile in 1961, for reburial, on November 16, 2012 in Tirana. Zog’s remains are due to be buried in a newly built mausoleum for the royal family in an official ceremony on November 17.( AFP Photo)

King Zog’s remains are due to be placed in a newly built mausoleum for the royal family tomorrow. Albania is currently celebrating the centenary of its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

 

More details:  RFI 

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