Vjosa Osmani is the new president of Kosovo. Currently Osmani is the head of Parliament but in fact he exercised the functions of head of state ad interim, after the arrest of President Hashim Thaci, accused of war crimes. Osmani obtained 71 votes and was elected by a simple majority after the stalemate in the first two ballots.

“Congratulations to Vjosa Osmani on her election as president of Kosovo. The EU continues to support Kosovo on its path to integration into the European Union. With the new institutions in place, Kosovo can now focus firmly on the necessary reforms and dialogue facilitated by the EU “, the EU high representative Josep Borrell wrote on Twitter.

“Congratulations to President Vjosa Osmani on his election – tweeted the EU Commissioner for Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi – The European Union is looking forward to working with the new president, the new government and the parliament to advance the European agenda and related reforms, in the interest of the people of Kosovo. The continuation of the dialogue with Belgrade is essential “.

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