President of Kosovo

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President of the Republic of Kosovo
Presidenti i Republikës së Kosovës (Albanian)
Председник Републике Косова (Serbian)
Seal of the President of Kosovo.svg
Presidential seal
Flag of Dardania.svg
Presidential standard
Vjosa Osmani1.jpg
Incumbent
Vjosa Osmani
since 4 April 2021
Style Madam President
Her Excellency
Status Head of state
Residence none
Seat Pristina
Appointer Kuvendi
Term length Five years
Renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of Kosovo
Inaugural holder
Formation
  • 1 January 1944a
  • 11 July 1945b
  • May 1974c
  • 25 January 1992 (de jure)d
  • 4 March 2002 (de facto)d
  • 17 February 2008 (official)
Salary2,873 € monthly [1]
Website Official website
  • a. As Chairman of the People's Liberation Committee of SAP Kosovo.
  • b. As President of the Assembly of SAP Kosovo.
  • c. As President of the Presidency of SAP Kosovo.
  • d. As President of Kosovo.

The president of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian : Presidenti i Republikës së Kosovës, Serbian : Председник Републике Косова, romanized: Predsednik Republike Kosova), is the head of state and chief representative of the de facto Republic of Kosovo in the country and abroad.

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The president is elected indirectly, by the Assembly of Kosovo, in a secret ballot by a two-thirds majority of deputies in functions. If no candidate achieves a two-thirds majority, at the third ballot the candidate who receives a simple majority is elected. [2]

The vote in the Assembly should take place no later than a month before the end of the incumbent president's term of office. [3] The president serves for a five-year term, renewable once.

History and precursor

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. [4] [5] On 22 February 2011, Behgjet Pacolli was elected as a president of Kosovo, [6] which was quickly evaluated as unconstitutional move. [7] On 4 April 2011, Behgjet Pacolli stepped down [8] 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, [9] with the rank of major general, [10] was elected as president.

Officeholders

Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo (1945–1990)

Parties

   KPK/SKK

No.Name
(Birth–Death)
PortraitTerm of officePolitical party
Chairman of the People's Liberation Committee
1944–1945
1Mehmed Hoxha
(1908–1987)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg 1 January 194411 July 1945 Communist Party
Presidents of the Assembly
1945–1974
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
1st time
Fadil Hoxha, commander of Kosovo partisans (cropped).jpg 11 July 194520 February 1953 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
2Ismet Shaqiri
(1918–1986)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg 20 February 195312 December 1953 League of Communists
3 Đorđije Pajković
(1917–1980)
Dordije Pajkovic.jpg 12 December 19535 May 1956 League of Communists
4Pavle Jovićević
(1910–1985)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg 5 May 19564 April 1960 League of Communists
5 Dušan Mugoša
(1914–1973)
Dusan Mugosa (cropped).jpg 4 April 196018 June 1963 League of Communists
6Stanoje Akšić
(1921–1970)
Stanoje Aksic.jpg 18 June 196324 June 1967 League of Communists
(1) Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
2nd time
Fadil Hoxha, commander of Kosovo partisans (cropped).jpg 24 June 19677 May 1969 League of Communists
7Ilaz Kurteshi
(1927–2016)
Iljaz Kurtesi.jpg 7 May 1969May 1974 League of Communists
Presidents of the Presidency
1974–1990
1Xhavid Nimani
(1919–2000)
Xhavit Nimani.jpg May 1974August 1981 League of Communists
2 Ali Shukriu
(1919–2005)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg August 19811982 League of Communists
3Kolë Shiroka
(1922–1994)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg 1982May 1983 League of Communists
4Shefqet Nebih Gashi [11]
(1927–)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg May 1983May 1985 League of Communists
5Branislav Škembarević
(1920–2003)
Branislav Skembarevic.jpg May 1985May 1986 League of Communists
6Bajram Selani
(1919–2019)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg May 1986May 1988 League of Communists
7Remzi Kolgeci
(1947–2011)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg May 19885 April 1989 League of Communists
8Hysen Kajdomçaj
(1943–)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg 27 June 198911 April 1990 League of Communists

Republic of Kosova (recognised only by Albania)

Parties

   LDK

No.Name
(Birth–Death)
PortraitElectedTerm of officePolitical party
President
1992–2000
1 Ibrahim Rugova
(1944–2006)
Ibrahim Rugova (nenshkrim).svg
Dr. Ibrahim Rugova (cropped).jpg 25 January 19921 February 2000 Democratic League

UN-administered Kosovo (1999–2008)

Parties

   LDK

No.Name
(Birth–Death)
PortraitElectedTerm of officePolitical party
Presidents
2002–2008
1 Ibrahim Rugova
(1944–2006)
Ibrahim Rugova (nenshkrim).svg
Dr. Ibrahim Rugova (cropped).jpg 20024 March 200221 January 2006
(Died in office)
Democratic League
Nexhat Daci
(1944–)
Nexhat Daci (nenshkrim).svg
Nexhat Daci1.jpg 21 January 200610 February 2006 Democratic League
2 Fatmir Sejdiu
(1951–)
Fatmir Sejdiu (nenshkrim).svg
Fatmir Sejdiu1 (cropped).jpg 2006
2008
10 February 200617 February 2008 Democratic League

Republic of Kosovo (2008–present)

Political parties:    LDK    PDK    AKR    Independent    Guxo    LV

No.PortraitName
(Birth–Death)
Term of officePolitical partyElection
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
Presidents
2008–present
1
Fatmir Sejdiu1 (cropped).jpg
Fatmir Sejdiu
(born 1951)
Fatmir Sejdiu (nenshkrim).svg
17 February 200827 September 20102 years, 222 days LDK 2008
Jakup Krasniqi1 (cropped).jpg
Jakup Krasniqi
(born 1951)
Acting
Jakup Krasniqi (nenshkrim).svg
27 September 201022 February 2011148 days PDK
2
Bp2015.jpg
Behgjet Pacolli
(born 1951)
Behgjet Pacolli (nenshkrim).svg
22 February 20114 April 201141 days AKR 2011
Jakup Krasniqi1 (cropped).jpg
Jakup Krasniqi
(born 1951)
Acting
Jakup Krasniqi (nenshkrim).svg
4 April 20117 April 20113 days PDK
3
Atifete Jahjaga1 (cropped).jpg
Atifete Jahjaga
(born 1975)
Atifete Jahjaga (nenshkrim).svg
7 April 20117 April 20165 years, 0 days Independent 2011
4
Hashim Thaci official portrait.jpg
Hashim Thaçi
(born 1968)
Hashim Thaci (nenshkrim).svg
7 April 20165 November 20204 years, 212 days PDK 2016
Vjosa Osmani1.jpg
Vjosa Osmani
(born 1982)
Acting
Vjosa Osmani (nenshkrim).svg
5 November 202022 March 2021137 days Guxo
Glauk Konjufca (cropped) 2.jpg
Glauk Konjufca
(born 1981)
Acting
22 March 20214 April 202113 days Vetëvendosje
5
Vjosa Osmani1.jpg
Vjosa Osmani
(born 1982)
Vjosa Osmani (nenshkrim).svg
4 April 2021Incumbent1 year, 277 days Guxo 2021

Latest election

See also

Notes and references

Notes:

a. ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 92 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own territory.

References:

  1. "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
  2. Balkan Update
  3. A New President for Kosovo, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, 20 January 2016
  4. "Sejdiu dha dorëheqje nga posti i presidentit" (in Albanian). telegrafi.com. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  5. "Kosovo president resigns over breach of constitution". BBC. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  6. Bytyci, Fatos (22 February 2011). "Kosovo elects businessman Behgjet Pacolli president". Reuters.
  7. Snyder, Whitney (30 March 2011). "Kosovo President Behgjet Pacolli Resigns, Vows To Run Again". Huffington Post.
  8. "Kosovo's president steps down after election ruled invalid | DW | 30.03.2011".
  9. Koha, "Në krye të Policisë së Kosovës, Atifete Jahjaga" Shqip TIME.mk 16 October 2010 (accessed 6 April 2011)
  10. "Atifete Jahjaga zgjidhet presidente e Republikës" Telegrafi.com 7 April 2011 (accessed 6 April 2011)
  11. Sobhan, Shamil (27 November 2022). "simple english wikipedia". Simple English Wikipedia.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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