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Government of Kosovo

Government building in Pristina.

The Government of Kosovo (Albanian: Qeveria e Kosovës; Serbian: Влада Косова, romanizedVlada Kosova) exercises executive authority in the Republic of Kosovo.[a] It is composed of government ministers, and is led by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is elected by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo. Ministers are nominated by the Prime Minister and then confirmed by the Assembly.

Ramush Haradinaj is the current Prime Minister of Kosovo. He was elected after the June 9, 2017 elections. His government, approved by the Assembly and installed on September 9, 2017, consists of Albanians, as well as ministers from Kosovo's ethnic minorities, which include Bosniaks, Turks and Serbs. Although the government includes representatives of ethnic minorities, it is dominated by the Albanian majority, who have most influence on the decision-making.[1]

Current CabinetEdit

Office Incumbent Party Term started Days
Prime Minister 19 July 2019 117
First Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Behxhet Pacolli AKR 9 September 2017 795
Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj NISMA 9 September 2017 795
Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj PDK
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Communities and Returns
Dalibor Jevtić Serb List 9 September 2017 795
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Diaspora
Dardan Gashi LIR
Minister of Defense Rrustem Berisha AAK 9 September 2017 795
Minister of Infrastructure Pal Lekaj AAK 10 September 2017 794
Minister of Finances Bedri Hamza PDK
Minister of Health Uran Ismajli PDK
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Kujtim Gashi PDK
Minister of European Integration Dhurata Hoxha PDK
Minister of Justice Abelard Tahiri PDK
Minister of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Muzafer Shala PDK
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Skender Reçica NISMA
Minister of Education, Science and Technology Shyqeri Bytyqi NISMA
Minister of Trade and Industry Endrit Shala NISMA 1 October 2018 408
Minister of Internal Affairs Ekrem Mustafa AKR 13 April 2018 579
Minister of Economic Development Valdrin Lluka AKR
Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Fatmir Matoshi AKR
Minister of Administration and Local Government Adrijana Hodžić Serb List
Minister of Agriculture Nenad Rikalo Serb List
Minister of Public Administration Mahir Yağcılar KDTP
Minister of Rural Development Rasim Demiri Vakat

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 99 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 13 later withdrew their recognition.


  1. ^ GROWup - Geographical Research On War, Unified Platform. "Ethnicity in Kosovo". ETH Zurich. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Kabineti Qeveritar" [Government Cabinet] (in Albanian). Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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