Hashim Thaci , Foreign Minister of Kosovo has been elected as the President of Kosovo by the members of Parliament of the country in the 3rd round. Mr. Thaci succeeded Atifete Jahjaga in the voting held in Pristina. He was a guerrilla leader during a conflict that led to Kosovo, a mainly ethnic Albanian province declaring independence from Serbia.
He had also served as prime minister fell out with many opposition groups after helping to negotiate with Serbia a deal that gave more autonomy to minority Serbs of Kosovo. The alternative candidate, Rafet Rama, also from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, received no votes. Thaci was elected in the 3rd round of voting held at Pristina. He will formally take office on April 7.
Kosovo, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and has been recognized by the US and many EU countries. This self-declared independence was not recognized by Serbia and many other countries around the world.
Extra Info :
Kosovo Prime Minister : Isa Mustafa
Kosovo Currency : Euro
Kosovo Capital : Pristina
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has been elected as the president of Kosovo ?
2. Whom Mr. hashim Thaci is going to replace as the President of Kosovo ?
3. What is the Currency & Capital of Kosovo ?
Courtesy : BBC News