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Kosovo Gets New President, Its Second Female Leader

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Kosovo newly elected president Vjosa Osmani Sadriu smiles after being elected in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Lawmakers in Kosovo elected and swore in a new president Sunday for a five-year term, the Balkan nation's second female leader in the post-war period. The 120-seat parliament, which convened in an extraordinary session for two days, gave 71 votes for Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, the former parliament speaker, in the third round of voting, while 11 votes were invalid. (AP Photo)

(AP) — Kosovo’s parliament has elected former parliament speaker Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu as the country’s new president. The 120-seat parliament on Sunday gave 71 votes for the 38-year-old to become the second female president in post-war Kosovo. Since November, she has been acting president after then-President Hashim Thaci resigned after facing charges for war crimes and crimes against humanity at a special court based in The Hague.

Osmani-Sadriu had the backing of the governing left-wing Self-Determination Movement, which won Kosovo’s Feb. 14 early election. That party now holds the country’s three main political posts: president, speaker and prime minister.

 

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