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Prime Minister of Kosovo

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kryeministri i Republikës së Kosovës, Serbian: Премијер Републике Косово/Premijer Republike Kosovo) is the head of government of Kosovo[a].

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo
Kryeministri i Republikës së Kosovës (in Albanian)
Премијер Pепубликe Косово (in Serbian)
Coat of arms of Kosovo.svg
Incumbent
Ramush Haradinaj
(Acting)

since 19 July 2019
NominatorPresident of Kosovo
AppointerAssembly of Kosovo
Term lengthFive years
Renewable once
Inaugural holderBajram Rexhepi
Formation4 March 2002
Websitekryeministri-ks.net (in Albanian)
kryeministri-ks.net (in English)

The Prime Minister and the Government of Kosovo, which he or she heads, are responsible for their actions to the Assembly of Kosovo, of which they must all be members. The position of Prime Minister of the Government of Kosovo is currently vacant. The most recent holder, Ramush Haradinaj, resigned in July 2019 after being summoned for questioning by the KSC in The Hague, Netherlands.[1] However, he remains in office as Acting Prime Minister until after elections are held on 6 October[2] and a new Prime Minister is approved by the Assembly and sworn into office.

OfficeholdersEdit

Socialist Autonomous Province of KosovoEdit

Parties

  KPK/SKK

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political Party
Chairman of the Executive Council of the People's Committee
1945–1953
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
  1945 February 1953 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
Chairmen of the Executive Council
1953–1990
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
  February 1953 June 1963 League of Communists
2 Ali Shukriu
(1919–2005)
  June 1963 May 1967 League of Communists
3 Ilija Vakić
(1932–)
  May 1967 May 1974 League of Communists
4 Bogoljub Nedeljković
(1920–1986)
  May 1974 May 1978 League of Communists
5 Bahri Oruçi
(1930–2011)
  May 1978 May 1980 League of Communists
6 Riza Sapunxhiu
(1925–2008)
  May 1980 May 1982 League of Communists
7 Imer Pula
(1921–2010)
  May 1982 5 May 1984 League of Communists
8 Ljubomir Neđo Borković
(1926–2009)
  5 May 1984 May 1986 League of Communists
9 Namzi Mustafa
(1941–)
  May 1986 1987 League of Communists
10 Kaqusha Jashari
(1946–)
  10 March 1987 9 May 1989 League of Communists
11 Nikolla Shkreli
(1944–)
  9 May 1989 1989 League of Communists
12 Daut Jashanica
(1948–)
  1989 4 December 1989 League of Communists
13 Jusuf Zejnullahu
(1944–)
  4 December 1989 5 July 1990 League of Communists

Republic of Kosova (Recognised only by Albania)Edit

Parties

  LDK   PDK

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
Prime Ministers
1990–2000
1 Jusuf Zejnullahu
(1944–)
  7 September 1990 5 October 1991 Democratic League
2 Bujar Bukoshi
(1947–)
  5 October 1991 1 February 2000 Democratic League
Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
Provisional Prime Minister
In opposition
  2 April 1999 1 February 2000 Democratic Party

UN-administered KosovoEdit

Parties

  PDK   LDK   AAK   PPK   Non-party

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
Prime Ministers
2002–2008
1 Bajram Rexhepi
(1954–2017)
 
  2001 4 March 2002 3 December 2004 Democratic Party
2 Ramush Haradinaj
(1968–)
 
  2004 3 December 2004 8 March 2005 Alliance for the Future
Adem Salihaj
(1950–)
Acting Prime Minister
  8 March 2005 25 March 2005 Democratic League
3 Bajram Kosumi
(1960–)
 
  25 March 2005 10 March 2006 Parliamentary Party
4 Agim Çeku
(1960–)
 
  10 March 2006 9 January 2008 Independent
supported by
Alliance for the Future
5 Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
 
  2007 9 January 2008 17 February 2008 Democratic Party

Republic of Kosovo (Recognised by 112 UN member states)Edit

Parties

  PDK   LDK   AAK   LVV

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
Prime Ministers
2008–present
1 Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
 
  2010 17 February 2008 9 December 2014 Democratic Party
2 Isa Mustafa
(1951–)
 
  2014 9 December 2014 9 September 2017 Democratic League
3 Ramush Haradinaj
(1968–)
 
  2017 9 September 2017 19 July 2019 Alliance for the Future
19 July 2019 Incumbent (acting)
4 Albin Kurti
(1975–)

 
  2019 waiting for certified results Designate Vetëvendosje

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fazliu, Eraldin; Begisholli, Blerta (19 July 2019). "Kosovo PM Resigns after Summons from Hague Prosecutors". BalkanInsight. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Acting Prime Minister, Haradinaj: Kosovo must preserve the market until recognition by Serbia". Office of the Prime Minister - Kosovo Government. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.

NotesEdit

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 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 14 later withdrew their recognition.

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