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Kosovo
 
[Ottoman
                                    Empire]
                   to 21 Nov 1912
  

[Serbia State Flag, 1882 -
                                    1918]
            10 Apr 1913  - 1 Dec 1918
 

[State Flag of Yugoslavia
                                    1920-1941, 1943-1945]
           1 Dec 1918  -  17 Apr 1941
        4 Dec 1943 -  2 Dec 1945 (de jure)

[Federal Peoples' Republic of
                                    Yugoslavia, 1945-1992]
                     2 Dec 1945 - 27 Apr 1992 

 
[Serbia Flag 1992]
                  27 Apr 1992  - 12 Jun 1999
                       

[Republic of Kosova
                                    (1990-2000)]
      7 Sep 1990 - 31 Jan 2000 Kosovo Republic Flag; 
         1 Feb 2000 - 17 Feb 2008 Unofficial Flag

[Flag of
                                    United Nations]
            13 Jun 1999 - 17 Feb 2008

[Republic of Kosovo flag,
                                    2008]
                Adopted 17 Feb 2008


 
Map of Kosovo
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Map of  Kosovo
Administrative
Divisions

Hear National Anthem
"Evropa" (Europe)
(no Lyrics)
Adopted 11 Jun 2008

Interim National Anthem
"Ode to Joy"
(17 Feb 2008-11 Jun 2008)
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Anthem Used 1990-2000
"Himni i Flamurit"
(Hymn to the Flag)
Constitution
Adopted 15 Jun 2008
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Constitutional Framework

(15 May 2001-15 Jun 2008;
provisional)

CapitalPristina
(Prishtinë/Priština)
CurrencyEuro (EUR);
2 Sep 1999 - 1 Jan 2002 German
 Mark (DEM);
1918-2 Sep 1999
 
Yugoslav Dinar (YUD)
National Holiday: 17 Feb (2008)
Independence Day
Population: 1,847,708 (2013)
1,584,558 (1981)
GDP$14.11 billion (2013) Exports: $419 million (2011)
Imports: $3.3 billion (2011)
Ethnic groupsAlbanians 92%, others (Serb, Bosniak,
Gorani, Roma, Turk, Ashkali, Egyptian) 8% (2008)

Total Active Armed Forces: 2,800 (2010)
NATO KFOR Force: 4,985 (2013)
U.S. Troops: 750 (2013)
UNMIK: 17 (2014)
Merchant marine
: None (2010)
Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 91%, Serbian
Orthodox 5.5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Protestant 0.5% (2006)
note: ethnic Serb population largely Serbian Orthodox
International Organizations/Treaties: EBRD, EU (potential candidate), IBRD, ICSID, IDA, IFC, IMF, IOC, ITUC, MIGA, UNPO, WFTU; Organizations participating only in UNMIK: CE, CEFTA, EU, IOM, OSCE, SELEC, UN, UNDP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UPU
Kosovo Index
Chronology

883 - Feb 1018             Part of Bulgaria.
Feb 1018 - 1203            Part of Byzantine Empire.
1203 - 1246                Part of Bulgaria.
1246 - 1282                Part of Byzantine Empire.
1282 - 20 Jun 1459         Part of Serbia.     
20 Jun 1459 -  9 Oct 1912  Part of Ottoman Empire (part of vilayet of Rumelia 
                             [to 1867]).    
1867 - 1871                Part of vilayet of Uskudar (Üsküdar vilayeti)
                             (see Albania).
1871 - 1877                Part of vilayet of Prizren (Prizrin vilayeti)
                            (composed of  sanjaks of Prizren, Dibra, Üsküp
                             [Skopje] & Nish)
1871 - 1912                Part of vilayet of Kosovo (Kosova vilayeti)
                            (composed of sanjak of Novi Pazar, sanjak of Nish
                             [to 1878], region around Plav and Gusinje, and
                             the Dibra region).
Jan 1881 - 22 Apr 1881     Autonomous Albanian government at Prizren
                             (
in rebellion).
 9 Oct 1912                Occupied by Serbia (New Style date 22 Oct 1912).
 7 Sep 1913                Formally annexed to Serbia.
23 Nov 1915 - 10 Oct 1918  Occupied by Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria.
 
1 May 1918 - 1924         Ethnic Albanians organize a resistance movement
                             against Serbian rule, functioning mostly in exile
                             (Committee for the National Defense of Kosovo).
10 Oct 1918 - 29 Nov 1918  Occupied by French and Italian forces.
29 Oct 1918                Serbian rule restored.
 
1 Dec 1918                Incorporated into Yugoslavia along with Serbia
                             (Old Style date 18 Nov 1912). 
 4 Oct 1929                Part of Zetska Banovina (Banate of the Zeta)
                             (see Montenegro), within Yugoslavia.
12 Apr 1941 - Apr 1941     Occupied by Germany.
Apr 1941 - 10 Sep 1943     Occupied by Italy.
10 Jul 1941 - 19 Nov 1944  Annexed to
Albania (Mitrovica and northern tip of
                             Kosovo part of German occupied Serbia).
10 Sep 1943 - 19 Nov 1944  Occupied by Germany.
19 Nov 1944                Re-incorporated into Yugoslavia.
10 Jul 1945                Autonomous Kosovo-Metohija Region.
 7 Apr 1963                Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija
26 Dec 1968                Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo
23 Mar 1989                Autonomy reduced, resulting in widespread unrest.
 2 Jul 1990                Kosovo unilaterally declares itself a republic
                             within Yugoslavia which is not recognized.
 5 Jul 1990                Parliament and government suspended by Serbia.
28 Sep 1990                Autonomous Province of Kosovo-Metohija (autonomy
                             not implemented by Serbia).

19 Oct 1991                Kosovo declares independence (Republic of Kosovo) 
                             (not internationally recognized).
10 Jun 1999                Serbian forces withdrawn.
12 Jun 1999                Kosovo under foreign occupation and United Nations
                             administration.
17 Feb 2008                Independence declared (Republic of Kosovo),
                             winning partial international recognition
                             including by most Western countries (not
                             recognized by Serbia or Russia).
Kosovo
Serbian Autonomous
Province

(1943-2008)
Republic of Kosovo
(1990-2000)
Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija
Diplomatic
Recognition List

Historical Maps
of Yugoslavia


 
 


U.N. Special Representatives of the Secretary-General

(heads of United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo [UNMIK]
)
13 Jun 1999 - 14 Jul 1999  Sérgio Vieira de Mello (Brazil)   (b. 1948 - d. 2003)
                             (interim)
15 Jul 1999 - 12 Jan 2001  Bernard Kouchner (France)         (b. 1939)
13 Jan 2001 - 31 Dec 2001  Hans Hækkerup (Denmark)           (b. 1945 - d. 2013)
 1 Jan 2002 - 14 Feb 2002  Charles H. Brayshaw (U.S.)        (b. 1942)
                             (1st time) (acting) 
14 Feb 2002 -  8 Jul 2003  Michael Steiner (Germany)         (b. 1949)
 8 Jul 2003 - 25 Aug 2003  Charles H. Brayshaw (U.S.)        (s.a.)
                             (2nd time) (acting)
25 Aug 2003 - 11 Jun 2004  Harri Holkeri (Finland)           (b. 1937 - d. 2011)
11 Jun 2004 - 16 Aug 2004  Charles H. Brayshaw (U.S.)        (s.a.)
                             (3rd time) (acting) 
16 Aug 2004 - 30 Jun 2006  Søren Jessen-Petersen (Denmark)   (b. 1945)
 
1 Jul 2006 - 31 Aug 2006  Steven Paul Schook (U.S.)(acting) (b. 1953)
 1 Sep 2006 - 20 Jun 2008  Joachim Rücker (Germany)          (b. 1951)
20 Jun 2008 -  1 Jul 2011  Lamberto Zannier (Italy)          (b. 1954)
 1 Jul 2011 -  3 Aug 2011  Robert E. Sorenson (U.S.)(acting) (b. 1952)
 3 Aug 2011 -              Farid Zarif (Afghanistan)         (b. 1951)
                             (acting to 11 Oct 2011)

European Union Special Representatives in Kosovo
20 Feb 2008 - 30 Apr 2011  Pieter C. Feith (Netherlands)     (b. 1945)
                           (& International Civilian Representative 28 Feb 2008 - 10 Sep 2012)
 1 May 2011 - 31 Jan 2012  Fernando Gentilini (Italy)        (b. 1962)
 1 Feb 2012 -              Samuel Žbogar (Slovenia)          (b. 1962)


Walis
(governors) of Prizren

Jul 1869 - Jan 1871        Ismail Rahmi Pasha                (b. 1806 - d. 1875)
                             Tepedelenlizade
Jan 1871 - Nov 1871        Safvet Pasha Tatar                (d. 1895)
Nov 1871 - Aug 1872        Galib Pasha Sari
Aug 1872 - Apr 1873        Abdurrahman Nureddin Pasha        (b. 1836 - d. 1912)
Apr 1873 - May 1873        Mehmed Akif Pasha Arnavud         (b. 1822 - d. 1893)
                             Kalkandelenli          
May 1873 - Apr 1874        Hüseyin Hüsnü Pasha               (d. 1877)
1874 -  4 Sep 1875         Ferik Ahmet Hamdi Pasha
1875 - 1877                Akif Mehmet Pasha
Walis (governors) of Kosovo
Feb 1877 - Jun 1878        Halil Rifat Pasha                 (b. 1827 - d. 1901)
Jun 1878 - Dec 1879        Mehmed Nazif Pasha Manastirli     (b. 1832 - d. 1889)
Dec 1879 - Aug 1880        Hüseyin Fikri Pasha               (d. 1888)
Aug 1880 - Jun 1881        Osman Nuri Pasha Potirikli
Jun 1881 - Jul 1883        Ahmed Hifzi Pasha                 (b. 1832 - d. 1900)
Jul 1883 - Oct 1885        Abdi Pasha
Oct 1885 - Oct 1889        Mehmed Faik Pasha Selanikli       (b. 1838 - d. 1908)
Oct 1889 - Dec 1890        Ahmed Eyyub Pasha                 (b. 1833 - d. 1894)
Dec 1890 - Jun 1891        Abdülkadir Kemali Pasha           (d. 1892)
Jun 1891 - Jul 1892        Mehmed Shakir Pasha               (d. 1898)
Jul 1892 - Dec 1893        Edhem Pasha
Dec 1893 - Apr 1900        Hafiz Mehmed Pasha Erzurumlu      (b. 1847 - d. 1903)
                             (1st time)
Apr 1900 - Jan 1903        Mehmed Reshad Bey
Jan 1903 - Apr 1903        Hafiz Mehmed Pasha Erzurumlu      (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
Apr 1903 - Apr 1905        Shakir Pasha
Apr 1905 - Aug 1908        Mahmud Shevket Pasha              (b. 1856 - d. 1913)
Aug 1908 - May 1909        Mehmed Hadi Pasha Bagdadli        (b. 1861 - d. 1932)
May 1909 - Aug 1909        Hüseyin Hüsnü Pasha               (b. 1856 - d. 1926)
Aug 1909 - Nov 1910        Ali Mazhar Bey
Nov 1910 - Nov 1911        Halil Bey
Nov 1911 - Aug 1912        Mazhar Bey
Aug 1912                   Ali Galib Pasha Müstedami         (b. 1863 - d. 1918)
President of the Provisional Government
Jan 1881 - 22 Apr 1881     Ymer Prizreni                     (b. 1821 - d. 1887)
                             (in rebellion, in Prizren)
Chairman of the Committee for the National Defense of Kosovo
 
1 May 1918 - 1924?        Hoxha Kadri Prishtina             (b. 1878 - d. 1925)
                            
(in Shkodra, Albania exile)
High Commissioner for Kosovo, Debar, and Struga

10 Jul 1941 -  3 Dec 1941  Fejzi Bej Alizoti                 (b. 1874 - d. 1945)
Presidents

 4 Mar 2002 - 21 Jan 2006  Ibrahim Rugova                    (b. 1944 - d. 2006)  LDK
21 Jan 2006 - 10 Feb 2006  Nexhat Daci (acting)              (b. 1944)            LDK
10 Feb 2006 - 27 Sep 2010  Fatmir Sejdiu                     (b. 1951)            LDK
27 Sep 2010 - 22 Feb 2011  Jakup Krasniqi (1st time)(acting) (b. 1951)            PDK
22 Feb 2011 - 30 Mar 2011  Behgjet Pacolli                   (b. 1951)            Non-party
30 Mar 2011 -  7 Apr 2011  Jakup Krasniqi (2nd time)(acting) (s.a.)               PDK
 7 Apr 2011 -              Atifete Jahjaga (f)               (b. 1975)            Non-party


Prime ministers

 4 Mar 2002 -  3 Dec 2004  Bajram Rexhepi                    (b. 1954)            PDK
 3 Dec 2004 -  8 Mar 2005  Ramush Haradinaj                  (b. 1968)            AAK
 8 Mar 2005 - 23 Mar 2005  Adem Salihaj (acting)             (b. 1950)            LDK
23 Mar 2005 - 10 Mar 2006  Bajram Kosumi                     (b. 1960)            AAK
10 Mar 2006 -  9 Jan 2008  Agim Çeku                         (b. 1960)            Non-party
 9 Jan 2008 -  9 Dec 2014  Hashim Thaçi                      (b. 1968)            PDK
 9 Dec 2014 -              Isa Mustafa                       (b. 1951)            LDK


[North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)]

NATO Commanders, Kosovo Force (KFOR)
12 Jun 1999 -  8 Oct 1999  Sir Michael Jackson (U.K.)        (b. 1944)
 8 Oct 1999 - 18 Apr 2000  Klaus Reinhardt (Germany)         (b. 1941)
18 Apr 2000 - 16 Oct 2000  Juan Ortuño Such (Spain)          (b. 1940) 
16 Oct 2000 -  6 Apr 2001  Carlo Cabigiosu (Italy)           (b. 1939)
 6 Apr 2001 -  3 Oct 2001  Thorsten Skiaker (Norway)         (b. 1947)
 3 Oct 2001 -  4 Oct 2002  Marcel M. Valentin (France)       (b. 1946) 
 4 Oct 2002 -  3 Oct 2003  Fabio Minni (Italy)               (b. 1942)
 
3 Oct 2003 -  1 Sep 2004  Holger Kammerhorf (Germany)       (b. 1945)
 1 Sep 2004 -  1 Sep 2005  Yves de Kermabon (France)         (b. 1948)
 1 Sep 2005 -  1 Sep 2006  Giuseppe Valotto (Italy)          (b. 1946)
 1 Sep 2006 - 31 Aug 2007  Roland Kather (Germany)           (b. 1949)
31 Aug 2007 - 29 Aug 2008  Xavier Bout de Marnhac (France)   (b. 1951)
29 Aug 2008 -  8 Sep 2009  Giuseppe Emilio Gay (Itay)        (b. 1950)
 8 Sep 2009 -  1 Sep 2010  Markus J. Bentler (Germany)       (b. 1953)
 1 Sep 2010 -  9 Sep 2011  Erhard Bühler (Germany)           (b. 1956)
 9 Sep 2011 -  7 Sep 2012  Erhard Drews (Germany)            (b. 1952)
 7 Sep 2012 -  6 Sep 2013  Volker R. Halbauer (Germany)      (b. 1955)
 6 Sep 2013 -              Salvatore Farina (Italy)          (b. 1957)


Alternative government: Republic of Kosovo 

[Republic of Kosova
                        (1990-200)]
                7 Sep 1990 - 31 Jan 2000

 7 Sep 1990                Republic of Kosovo (Republika e Kosovës) within Yugoslavia
                             unilaterally declared, by clandestine meeting of dissolved
                             parliament in Kaçanik.
22 Sep 1991                Sovereignty declared.
19 Oct 1991                Kosovo declares independence from Yugoslavia (not recognized).
12 Jun 1999                Kosovo under foreign occupation (UN administration; see above).
31 Jan 2000                International administration recognized.
 
Chairman of the Assembly
 7 Sep 1990 - 25 May 1992  Ilaz Ahmet Ramajli                (b. 1951)            LDK
                             (acting to 19 Oct 1991)
President

25 May 1992 - 31 Jan 2000  Ibrahim Rugova                    (b. 1944 - d. 2006)  LDK
                             (in Italy exile 5 May - 15 Jul 1999) 

Prime Minister
19 Oct 1991 - 31 Jan 2000  Bujar Bukoshi                     (b. 1947)            LDK
                             (in exile in Ljubljana, Slovenia; then
                             May 1992 - Aug 1999 in Bonn, Germany)
 2 Apr 1999 - 31 Jan 2000  Hashim Thaçi (provisional)        (b. 1968)           KLA;1999 PPDK
                             (in opposition)


Alternative government: Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija
[Serbia State Flag]
18 Oct 1999                Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija formed
                             to represent Serb interests in opposition to NATO
                             administration and Republic of Kosovo government.
19 Dec 1999                Serb National Council at Mitrovica established as a rival body.
15 Feb 2012                99.74% of voters in Serb north Kosovo reject Kosovo state
                             institutions (referendum not recognized by Kosovo or Serbia). 

Presidents of the Council
18 Oct 1999 -  3 Mar 2004  Bishop Artemije Radosavljević     (b. 1935)             Non-party
 3 Mar 2004 -  3 Sep 2006  Rada Trajković (f) (acting)       (b. 1953)
 3 Sep 2006 -              Dragan Velić                      (b. 1958)             SPS

Presidents of the Executive Board
18 Oct 1999 - 18 Jul 2000  Momcilo Trajković                 (s.a.)                SPO
18 Jul 2000 - 18 Jan 2002  Dušan Ristić                      (b. 1928 - d. 2002)
2002 -  3 Sep 2006         Dragan Velić                      (s.a.)                SPS
 3 Sep 2006 -              Rada Trajković (f)                (s.a.)


Territorial Disputes
: Serbia along with Russia and other states protest the U.S. and 110 other nations' recognition of Kosovo's declaration of its status as a sovereign and independent state in Feb 2008; ethnic Serbian municipalities along Kosovo's northern border challenge final status of Kosovo-Serbia boundary; several thousand NATO-led Kosovo Force peacekeepers under United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo authority continue to keep the peace within Kosovo between the ethnic Albanian majority and the Serb minority in Kosovo; Kosovo and Macedonia completed demarcation of their boundary in Sep 2008.

Party abbreviations: AAK = Aleanca për Ardhmërinë e Kosovës (Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, conservative, est.2000); AKR = Aleanca Kosova e Re (Alliance for a New Kosovo, centrist, est.2006); LDK = Lidhja Demokratike e Kosovës (Democratic League of Kosovo, social democratic, Albanian centrist, est.23 Dec 1989); PDK = Partia Demokratike e Kosovës (Democratic Party of Kosovo, center-left, Albanian nationalist, pro-independence, former PPDK, est.2000); SPO = Srpski Pokret Otpora (Serbian Resistance Movement, Serb nationalist, est.1985); SPS = Socijalistička Partija Srbije (Socialist Party of Serbia, socialist, authoritarian 1990-2000, former SKS, est.27 Jul 1990); Mil = Military;
- Former parties: KLA = Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës (Kosovo Liberation Army, armed separatist, Albanian nationalist, 1990-8 May 1999); KPK = Komunistička Partija Kosova i Metohija (Communist Party of Kosovo and Metohija, communist, branch of KPS, 1944-1952, renamed SKK); PPDK = Partia për Progres Demokratik e Kosovës (Party for the Democratic Progress of Kosovo, separatist, former KLA, 8 May 1999-21 May 2000, renamed PDK); SKK = Savez Komunista Kosova/ Lidhja Komuniste e Kosovës (League of Communists of Kosovo, branch of SKS, 1952-1990)



Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo (from 1990, Autonomous Province of Kosovo-Metohija)

[Flag of the
                          Albanian Ethnical Community in Yugoslavia
                          1946-1989]
                    1946 - 23 Mar 1989 Unofficial
               Albanian Ethnical Community Flag 

10 Jul 1945                Autonomous Kosovo-Metohija Region (oblast)(within Yugoslavia).
 7 Apr 1963                Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija
26 Dec 1968                Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo
23 Mar 1989                Autonomy reduced, resulting in widespread unrest.
 2 Jul 1990                Kosovo unilaterally declares itself a republic within Yugoslavia
                             (move is not recognized).
 5 Jul 1990                Parliament and government suspended by Serbia.
28 Sep 1990                Autonomous Province of Kosovo-Metohija (but autonomy is not
                             implemented by Serbia).
12 Jun 1999                Kosovo under NATO occupation and UN administration (s.a.)
17 Feb 2008                Independence declared (not recognized by Serbia).

Secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist Party
(from 1952, League of Communists)
Sep 1944 - Mar 1945        Miladin Popović                   (b. 1910 - d. 1945)
Mar 1945 - Feb 1956        Đorđije (Djordjije) Pajković      (b. 1917 - d. 1980)
Feb 1956 - 1965            Dušan Mugoša                      (b. 1914 - d. 1973)
1965 - 28 Jun 1971         Velli Deva (1st time)             (b. 1923)
28 Jun 1971 -  6 May 1981  Mahmut Bakalli                    (b. 1936 - d. 2006)
 6 May 1981 - Jun 1982     Velli Deva (2nd time)             (s.a.)
Jun 1982 - May 1983        Sinan Hasani                      (b. 1922 - d. 2010)
May 1983 - Mar 1984        Ilaz Kurteshi (Kurteši)           (b. 1927)
Mar 1984 - May 1985        Svetislav Dolašević
May 1985 - May 1986        Kolë Shiroka (Kolj Široka)        (b. 1922 - d. 1994)
May 1986 - 1988            Azem Vllasi (Vlasi)               (b. 1948)
May 1988 - 17 Nov 1988     Kaqusha Jashari (f)(Kaćuša Jašari)(b. 1946)
17 Nov 1988 - 27 Jan 1989  Remzi Kolgeci (Koljgeci)(acting)  (b. 1947 - d. 2011)
27 Jan 1989 - 12 Oct 1990  Rahman Morina                     (b. 1943 - d. 1990)

Chairman of the People's Liberation Committee for Kosovo and Metohija
 1 Jan 1944 - 11 Jul 1945  Mehmet Hoxha                      (b. 1908 - d. 1987)  KPK
Presidents of the Assembly
11 Jul 1945 - 20 Feb 1953  Fadil Hoxha (Fadilj Hodža)        (b. 1916 - d. 2001)  KPK;1952 SKK
                            
(1st time)
20 Feb 1953 - 12 Dec 1953  Ismet Shaqiri (Šaćiri)            (b. 1918 - d. 1986)  SKK
12 Dec 1953 -  5 May 1956  Đorđije Pajković                  (s.a.)               SKK
 5 May 1956 -  4 Apr 1960  Pavle Jovićević                   (b. 1910 - d. 1985)  SKK
 4 Apr 1960 - 18 Jun 1963  Dušan Mugoša                      (s.a.)               SKK
18 Jun 1963 - 24 Jun 1967  Stanoje Akšić                     (b. 1921 - d. 1970)  SKK
24 Jun 1967 -  7 May 1969  Fadil Hoxha (2nd time)            (s.a.)               SKK
 7 May 1969 - May 1974     Ilaz Kurteshi                     (s.a.)               SKK
Presidents of the Presidency
May 1974 - Aug 1981        Xhavid Nimani                     (b. 1919 - d. 2000)  SKK
Aug 1981 - May 1982        Ali Shukriu (Šukrija)             (b. 1919 - d. 2005)  SKK
May 1982 - May 1983        Kolë Shiroka                      (s.a.)               SKK
May 1983 - May 1984        Shefqet Jashari (Šefćet Jašari)
May 1984 - May 1985        Shefqet Nebih Gashi               (b. 1927)            SKK
May 1985 - May 1986        Branislav Škembarević             (b. 1920 - d. 2003)  SKK
May 1986 - May 1988        Bajram Selani (Seljani)                                SKK
May 1988 - 30 Apr 1989     Remzi Kolgeci                     (s.a.)               SKK
30 Apr 1989 - 27 Jun 1989  Vacant
27 Jun 1989 - 11 Apr 1990  Hysen Kajdomçaj (Hisen Kajdomčaj) (b. 1943)            SKK
Provincial Coordinators
11 Apr 1990 - 1991         Momčilo Trajković                 (b. 1950)            SPS
1991 - 1992                Živojin Mitrović (acting)         (b. 1950)            SPS
                             (mayor of Pristina)
1992                       Novica Sojević (acting)           (b. 1940)            SPS
                             (mayor of Pristina)
Prefects of Kosovo district
1992 - 1994                Miloš Simović                                          SPS
1994 - 1996                Aleksa Jokić                      (b. 1950)            SPS
1996 - 1998                Miloš Nesović                     (b. 1937)            SPS
1998 - 1999                Veljko Odalović (1st time)        (b. 1956)            SPS
1999 - 2000                Andreja Milosavljević             (b. 1936)            SPS
2000 - 2001                Veljko Odalović (2nd time)        (s.a.)               SPS
12 Apr 2001 -  6 Dec 2001  Jovica Filipović                  (b. 1963)            SPS
 6 Dec 2001 - 28 Sep 2004  Dragan Velić                      (b. 1958)            SPS 
28 Sep 2004 -  8 Dec 2007  Srđjan (Srdjan) Vasić             (b. 1960)            SPS
13 Dec 2007 -  4 Feb 2013  Goran Arsić                       (b. 1971)            DS
 4 Feb 2013 -              Vladeta Kostić                    (b. 1972)            SNS




Chairman of the Executive Council of the People's Committee
1945 - Feb 1953            Fadil Hoxha                       (s.a.)               KPK;1952 SKK
Chairmen of the Executive Council
Feb 1953 - Jun 1963        Fadil Hoxha                       (s.a.)               SKK
Jun 1963 - May 1967        Ali Shukriu                       (s.a.)               SKK
May 1967 - May 1974        Ilija Vakić                       (b. 1932)            SKK
May 1974 - May 1978        Bogoljub Nedeljković              (b. 1920 - d. 1986)  SKK
May 1978 - May 1980        Bahri Oruçi (Oruči)               (b. 1930 - d. 2011)  SKK
May 1980 - May 1982        Riza Sapunxhiu (Sapundžiju)       (b. 1925 - d. 2008)  SKK
May 1982 -  5 May 1984     Ymer Pula (Imer Pulja)            (b. 1921 - d. 2010)  SKK
 5 May 1984 - May 1986     Ljubomir Neđo (Nedjo) Borković    (b. 1926 - d. 2009)  SKK
May 1986 - 1987            Namzi Mustafa                     (b. 1941)            SKK
10 Mar 1987 -  9 May 1989  Kaqusha Jashari (f)               (s.a.)               SKK
 
9 May 1989 - 1989         Nikolla Shkreli (Nikola Škreli)                        SKK
1989 -  4 Dec 1989         Daut Jashanica (Jašanica)         (b. 1948)            SKK
 4 Dec 1989 -  5 Jul 1990  Jusuf Zejnullahu                  (b. 1944)            LDK
 5 Jul 1990 - 28 Sep 1998  Post abolished 
Chairman of the Temporary Executive Council
28 Sep 1998 -  7 Mar 2002  Zoran Anđelković (Andjelković)    (b. 1958)            SP
Ministers for Kosovo and Metohija (in government of Serbia)
15 May 2007 -  7 Jul 2008  Slobodan Samardžić                (b. 1953)            DSS
 7 Jul 2008 - 27 Jul 2012  Goran Bogdanović                  (b. 1963)            DS
Director of the Office of Kosovo and Metohija (in government of Serbia)
 3 Aug 2012 -              Aleksandar Vulin                  (b. 1972)            PS

Party abbreviations: DS = Demokratska Stranka (Democratic Party, centrist, 1919-1945, re-est.1990); DSS = Demokratska Stranka Srbije (Democratic Party of Serbia, conservative, split from DS, est.26 Jul 1992); LDK = Lidhja Demokratike e Kosovës (Democratic League of Kosovo, social democratic, Albanian centrist, est.23 Dec 1989); SNS = Srpska Napredna Stranka (Serbian Progressive Party, right-wing, nationalist, split from SRS, est.2008); SPS = Socijalistička Partija Srbije (Socialist Party of Serbia, socialist, authoritarian 1990-2000, former SKS, est.27 Jul 1990); PS = Pokret Socijalista (Movement of Socialists, left-wing, split from SPS, est.2007); Mil = Military;
- Former parties: KPK = Komunistička Partija Kosova i Metohija (Communist Party of Kosovo and Metohija, communist, branch of KPS, 1944-1952, renamed SKK); KPS = Komunistička Partija Srbije (Communist Party of Serbia, 1941-1952 renamed SKS); SKS = Savez Komunista Srbije (League of Communists of Serbia, former KPS, 1952-27 Jul 1990, then SPS)SKK = Savez Komunista Kosova/Lidhja Komuniste e Kosovës (League of Communists of Kosovo, to Nov 1968 as branch of SKS, 1952-1990)






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