Social Democratic Party of Kosovo

The Social Democratic Party of Kosovo (Albanian: Partia Socialdemokrate e Kosovës, PSD) is a political party in Kosovo. It was established on 10 February 1990 by Kaqusha Jashari, and was the second political party to be established in the newly pluralist Kosovo.[3]

Social Democratic Party of Kosovo
Partia Socialdemokrate e Kosovës
PresidentDardan Molliqaj
FounderKaqusha Jashari
Founded10 February 1990;
32 years ago
HeadquartersPristina, Kosovo
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCenter-left[2]
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The current leader of the party is Dardan Molliqaj. He was chosen at the party's meeting on 15 December 2019.[4]

Presidents of the Social Democratic Party of Kosovo (1990–present)Edit

# President Born–died Term start Term end
1 Shkëlzen Maliqi   1947– 10 February 1990 1993
2 Kaqusha Jashari 1946– 1993 10 April 2008
3 Agim Çeku   1960– 10 April 2008 16 January 2013
4 Majlinda Nushi 1981– 23 February 2013 9 May 2018
5 Shpend Ahmeti   1978– 9 May 2018 15 December 2019
6 Dardan Molliqaj   1985– 15 December 2019 Incumbent

In ParliamentEdit

PSD participated in the elections of 2017 in a coalition with PDK, AAK and Nisma, but failed to get any seat in the parliament. The party was represented in parliament by 12 MP's, who all dissolved into the party from the Group of the Independent Deputies, a group of former members of the Vetëvendosje movement.[5] Dardan Sejdiu was the head of the parliamentary group.

In the elections of 2019, PSD participated as part of a coalition with AAK. PSD did not win any seats and many of its members, including Fisnik Ismaili, Dardan Sejdiu, and former president of the party Shpend Ahmeti resigned and left the party.

Political position and ideologyEdit

According to its charter, the PSD is a social-democratic political party, which would position it on the center-left.


  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Kosovo". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 30 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Kosovo | European Election Watch". Center for Strategic and International Studies. 2019.
  3. ^ Partia Social Demokrate Archived 21 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Zyrtare: Dardan Molliqaj kryetar i PSD-së –".
  5. ^ "Partia e Kaqusha Jasharit marrëveshje politike me Grupin e Deputetëve të Pavarur". (in Albanian). 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.

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