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President of Kosovo

President of the Republic of Kosovo
Presidenti i Republikës së Kosovës (Albanian)
Председник Pепубликe Косовa (Serbian)
Presidential Seal
Incumbent
Atifete Jahjaga

since 7 April 2011
Appointer Assembly of Kosovo
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Ibrahim Rugova
Formation 4 March 2002
Website president-ksgov.net
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Kosovo
Constitution and law

The President of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Presidenti i Republikës së Kosovës, Serbian: Председник Pепублика Косовa / Predsednik Republike Kosova) is Head of State of the Republic of Kosovo[a]. The President of Kosovo is elected by the Assembly of Kosovo.

Contents

  • History of the office 1
  • List of Presidents of Kosovo 2
    • Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo 2.1
    • Republic of Kosova (Recognised only by Albania) 2.2
    • UN-administered Kosovo 2.3
    • Republic of Kosovo (Recognised by 108 UN member states) 2.4
  • Latest election 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes and references 5
  • External links 6

History of the office

The first post-war president, who served until his death in January 2006, was Ibrahim Rugova. His successor was Fatmir Sejdiu. When Sejdiu resigned from his post on 27 September 2010, Jakup Krasniqi served as acting president.[1][2] On 22 February 2011, Behgjet Pacolli was elected as a president of Kosovo,[3] which was quickly evaluated as unconstitutional move.[4] On 4 April 2011, Behgjet Pacolli stepped down[5] and it was decided that another candidate would be elected to serve for up to a year. A constitutional reform will be undertaken to allow for a popular vote for the president in 2013. On 7 April 2011, Atifete Jahjaga, Deputy Director of the Kosovo Police,[6] with the rank of Major general,[7] was elected as President.

List of Presidents of Kosovo

Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo

Parties
      KPK/SKK
# Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political Party
Chairman of the People's Liberation Committee
1944–1945
1 Mehmed Hoxha
(1908–1987)
1 January 1944 11 July 1945 Communist Party of Kosovo
Presidents of the Assembly
1945–1974
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
(1st time)
11 July 1945 20 February 1953 Communist Party of Kosovo
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists of Kosovo
2 Ismet Saqiri
(1918–1986)
20 February 1953 12 December 1953 League of Communists of Kosovo
3 Đorđije Pajković
(1917–1980)
12 December 1953 5 May 1956 League of Communists of Kosovo
4 Pavle Jovićević
(1910–1985)
5 May 1956 4 April 1960 League of Communists of Kosovo
5 Dušan Mugoša
(1914–1973)
4 April 1960 18 June 1963 League of Communists of Kosovo
6 Stanoje Akšić
(1921–1970)
18 June 1963 24 June 1967 League of Communists of Kosovo
(1) Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
(2nd time)
24 June 1967 7 May 1969 League of Communists of Kosovo
7 Ilaz Kurteshi
(1927–)
7 May 1969 May 1974 League of Communists of Kosovo
Presidents of the Presidency
1974–1990
1 Xhavid Nimani
(1919–2000)
May 1974 August 1981 League of Communists of Kosovo
2 Ali Shukriu
(1919–2005)
August 1981 1982 League of Communists of Kosovo
3 Kolë Shiroka
(1922–1994)
1982 May 1983 League of Communists of Kosovo
4 Shefqet Nebih Gashi
(1927–)
May 1983 May 1985 League of Communists of Kosovo
5 Branislav Skembarević
(1920–2003)
May 1985 May 1986 League of Communists of Kosovo
6 Bajram Selani May 1986 May 1988 League of Communists of Kosovo
7 Remzi Kolgeci
(1947–2011)
May 1988 5 April 1989 League of Communists of Kosovo
8 Hysen Kajdomçaj 27 June 1989 11 April 1990 League of Communists of Kosovo

Republic of Kosova (Recognised only by Albania)

Parties
      LDK
# Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
President
1992–2000
1 Ibrahim Rugova
(1944–2006)
25 May 1992 1 February 2000 Democratic League of Kosovo

UN-administered Kosovo

Parties
      LDK
# Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
Presidents
2002–2008
1 Ibrahim Rugova
(1944–2006)
2002 4 March 2002 21 January 2006
(Died in office)
Democratic League of Kosovo
Nexhat Daci
(1944–)
Acting President
21 January 2006 10 February 2006 Democratic League of Kosovo
2 Fatmir Sejdiu
(1951–)
2006
2008
10 February 2006 17 February 2008 Democratic League of Kosovo

Republic of Kosovo (Recognised by 108 UN member states)

Parties

      LDK       PDK       AKR

      Non-party
# Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
Presidents
2008–present
1 Fatmir Sejdiu
(1951–)
17 February 2008 27 September 2010 Democratic League of Kosovo
Jakup Krasniqi
(1951–)
Acting President
27 September 2010 22 February 2011 Democratic Party of Kosovo
2 Behgjet Pacolli
(1951– )
2011 22 February 2011 4 April 2011 New Kosovo Alliance
Jakup Krasniqi
(1951–)
Acting President
4 April 2011 7 April 2011 Democratic Party of Kosovo
3 Atifete Jahjaga
(1975–)
2011 7 April 2011 Incumbent Independent

Latest election

See also

Notes and references

Notes:

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ "Sejdiu dha dorëheqje nga posti i presidentit" (in Albanian). telegrafi.com. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kosovo president resigns over breach of constitution".  
  3. ^ Bytyci, Fatos (22 February 2011). "Kosovo elects businessman Behgjet Pacolli president". Reuters. 
  4. ^ Snyder, Whitney (30 March 2011). "Kosovo President Behgjet Pacolli Resigns, Vows To Run Again". Huffington Post. 
  5. ^ http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14956696,00.html
  6. ^ Koha, "Në krye të Policisë së Kosovës, Atifete Jahjaga" Shqip TIME.mk 16 October 2010 (accessed 6 April 2011)
  7. ^ "Atifete Jahjaga zgjidhet presidente e Republikës" Telegrafi.com 7 April 2011 (accessed 6 April 2011)

External links

  • President of Kosovo The official website
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