Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Kosova Elects President and Prime Minister
PRISTINA, Kosova — Kosova's parliament elected Hashim Thaci to a second term as prime minister Tuesday and chose businessman Behgjet Pacolli as the country's new president.
Hashim Thaci was voted in 65-1 to head a coalition government facing growing social tensions and a new round of talks with Serbia aimed at resolving a score of disputes.
Pacolli, a self-declared multimillionaire who owns a Swiss-based construction company, received 62 votes, with 4 against. Pacolli, the country's second president since Kosova seceded from Serbia in 2008, was elected on the third attempt, after failing to secure at least 80 votes in the first two rounds of voting as required by law.
Posted by Conference Organizer at 1:14 AM