Prime Minister of Kosovo


The prime minister of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kryeministri i Republikës së Kosovës, Serbian: Премијер Републике Косова, romanized: Premijer Republike Kosova) is the head of government of Kosovo.[a]

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo
Kryeministri i Republikës së Kosovës (in Albanian)
Премијер Pепубликe Косова (in Serbian)
Incumbent
Albin Kurti

since 22 March 2021
StyleHis Exellency
NominatorPresident of Kosovo
AppointerAssembly of Kosovo
Term lengthFour years
Renewable
Inaugural holderBajram Rexhepi
Formation4 March 2002
Salary€1,500 monthly[1]
Websitekryeministri-ks.net (in Albanian)
kryeministri-ks.net (in English)

The prime minister and the Government of Kosovo, which he or she heads, are responsible for their actions to the Assembly of Kosovo, of which they must all be members. The current prime minister of Kosovo is Albin Kurti, who assumed office on 22 March 2021.

Officeholders


Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo

Parties

  KPK/SKK

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political party
Chairman of the Executive Council of the People's Committee
1945–1953
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
1945 February 1953 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
Chairmen of the Executive Council
1953–1990
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
February 1953 June 1963 League of Communists
2 Ali Shukriu
(1919–2005)
June 1963 May 1967 League of Communists
3 Ilija Vakić
(1932–)
May 1967 May 1974 League of Communists
4 Bogoljub Nedeljković
(1920–1986)
May 1974 May 1978 League of Communists
5 Bahri Oruçi
(1930–2011)
May 1978 May 1980 League of Communists
6 Riza Sapunxhiu
(1925–2008)
May 1980 May 1982 League of Communists
7 Imer Pula
(1921–2010)
May 1982 5 May 1984 League of Communists
8 Ljubomir Neđo Borković
(1926–2009)
5 May 1984 May 1986 League of Communists
9 Namzi Mustafa
(1941–)
May 1986 1987 League of Communists
10 Kaqusha Jashari
(1946–)
10 March 1987 9 May 1989 League of Communists
11 Nikolla Shkreli
(1944–)
9 May 1989 1989 League of Communists
12 Daut Jashanica
(1948–2020)
1989 4 December 1989 League of Communists
13 Jusuf Zejnullahu
(1944–)
4 December 1989 5 July 1990 League of Communists

Republic of Kosova (recognised only by Albania)

Parties

  LDK   PDK

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political party
Prime Ministers
1990–2000
1 Jusuf Zejnullahu
(1944–)
7 September 1990 5 October 1991 Democratic League
2 Bujar Bukoshi
(1947–)
5 October 1991 1 February 2000 Democratic League
Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
Provisional Prime Minister
In opposition
2 April 1999 1 February 2000 Democratic Party

UN-administered Kosovo

Parties

  PDK   LDK   AAK   PPK   Independent

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political party
Prime Ministers
2002–2008
1 Bajram Rexhepi
(1954–2017)
2001 4 March 2002 3 December 2004 Democratic Party
2 Ramush Haradinaj
(1968–)
2004 3 December 2004 8 March 2005 Alliance for the Future
Adem Salihaj
(1950–)
Acting Prime Minister
8 March 2005 25 March 2005 Democratic League
3 Bajram Kosumi
(1960–)
25 March 2005 10 March 2006 Parliamentary Party
4 Agim Çeku
(1960–)
10 March 2006 9 January 2008 Independent
supported by
Alliance for the Future
5 Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
2007 9 January 2008 17 February 2008 Democratic Party

Republic of Kosovo (as recognised by 113 UN member states)

Parties

  PDK   LDK   AAK   LV

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Election
Took office Left office Time in office
Prime Ministers
2008–present
1
Hashim Thaçi
(born 1968)
17 February 20089 December 20146 years, 295 daysPDK2007
2
Isa Mustafa
(born 1951)
9 December 20149 September 20172 years, 274 daysLDK2014
3
Ramush Haradinaj
(born 1968)
9 September 20173 February 20202 years, 147 daysAAK2017
4
Albin Kurti
(born 1975)

1st time
3 February 20203 June 2020121 daysVetëvendosje2019
5
Avdullah Hoti
(born 1976)
3 June 202022 March 2021292 daysLDK
(4)
Albin Kurti
(born 1975)

2nd time
22 March 2021Incumbent86 daysVetëvendosje2021

See also


References


  1. Osmani, Taulant (12 February 2020). "Kurti cuts salaries across government". prishtinainsight.com. Retrieved 28 March 2021.

Notes


a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.