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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is not our president. Perhaps was planted there by Russia to stir the pot.