Monday, February 13, 2006

New President of Kosovo

On the 10th of February, the Kosovo parliament elected 54-year old Fatmir Sejdiu, a law professor.  Sejdiu is labeled as a moderate and will head the status talks scheduled for the 20th of February.  Sejdiu was a strong supporter of Rugova and held the presidency of the LDK political party since its formation in 1991.  It took three rounds of voting until the Kosovo lawmakers voted 80-12 for Sejdiu.