Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani, who has often been criticized for his center-right political affiliation from the left-wing coalition, has died after serious health problems, the country's presidential office said Saturday. He was 55 years old, AP reported.

The death of Nishani was announced by the current President of Albania, Ilir Meta.

No further details have been released, but Nishani traveled to Germany a month ago for treatment for a serious liver condition.

Nishani served as president from 2012 to 2017. At 45, he became the youngest and sixth president of post-communist Albania, supported only by legislators from the center-right Democratic Party of then Prime Minister Sali Berisha. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote, demanding a consensus candidate.

Nishani served as Minister of the Interior and Minister of Justice of the country.