President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Kosovo
AppointerProvincial Committee
FormationSeptember 1944
First holderMiladin Popović
Final holderRrahman Morina
Abolished12 October 1990

The Secretary of the Provincial Committee of the League of Communists of Kosovo (Albanian: Sekretari i Komitetit Krahinor të Lidhja e Komunistëve të Kosovës) was the head of the League of Communists of Kosovo, heading the Provincial Committee of the Party. The holder of the office was, for a significant period, the de facto most influential politician in the Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo, an autonomous province of Serbia within Yugoslavia. The official name of the office was changed in June 1982 from "Secretary of the Provincial Committee" to President of the Presidency of the Provincial Committee of the League of Communists of Kosovo (Kryetari i Kryesisë së Komitetit Krahinor të Lidhja e Komunistëve të Kosovës).

The League of Communists of Kosovo was also an organization subordinate to the federal-level League of Communists of Yugoslavia and the republic-level League of Communists of Serbia. Between September 1944 and September 1952, the former was named the Communist Party of Kosovo (being part of the larger Communist Party of Yugoslavia), until both parties were renamed "League of Communists" in 1952.

List

Here follows a list of the twelve officeholders (and one more acting):

No. Secretary Lifespan Term of office Notes
Secretaries of the Provincial Committee
1
Miladin Popović 1910–1945 September
1944
March
1945
Assassinated by the Balli Kombëtar.
2
Đorđije Pajković 1917–1980 March
1945
February
1956
During his term, in May 1952, the party changed its name from Communist Party of Kosovo to League of Communists of Kosovo.
3
Dušan Mugoša 1914–1973 February
1956

1965
4
Velli Deva 1923–2015
1965
28 June
1971
First term in office.
5
Mahmut Bakalli 1936–2006 28 June
1971
6 May
1981
Longest term in office.
(4)
Velli Deva 1923–2015 6 May
1981
June
1982
Second term in office.
Presidents of the Presidency of the Provincial Committee
6
Sinan Hasani 1922–2010 June
1982
May
1983
7
Ilaz Kurteshi 1927–2016 May
1983
March
1984
8
Svetislav Dolašević 1926–1995 March
1984
May
1985
9
Kolë Shiroka 1922–1994 May
1985
May
1986
10
Azem Vllasi 1948– May
1986
May
1988
11
Kaqusha Jashari 1946– May
1988
17 November
1988
First and only female officeholder.
Remzi Kolgeci 1947–2011 17 November
1988
27 January
1989
Acting.
12
Rrahman Morina 1943–1990 27 January
1989
12 October
1990
Died in office.
Party dissolved.

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