Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo
Kryeministri i Republikës së Kosovës (in Albanian)
Премијер Pепубликe Косова (in Serbian)
Emblem of the Republic of Kosovo.svg
PM Albin Kurti during the first meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo 3 (cropped) 2.jpg
Incumbent
Albin Kurti
since 22 March 2021
StyleHis Excellency
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 of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kryeministri i Republikës së Kosovës, Serbian: Премијер Републике Косова, romanizedPremijer Republike Kosova) is the head of government of Kosovo.[a]

The prime minister and the Government of Kosovo, which they head, 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)
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1945 February 1953 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
Chairmen of the Executive Council
1953–1990
1 Fadil Hoxha
(1916–2001)
Fadil Hoxha, commander of Kosovo partisans.jpg
February 1953 June 1963 League of Communists
2 Ali Shukriu
(1919–2005)
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June 1963 May 1967 League of Communists
3 Ilija Vakić
(1932–)
Ilija Vakić.jpg
May 1967 May 1974 League of Communists
4 Bogoljub Nedeljković
(1920–1986)
Bogoljub Nedeljković.jpg
May 1974 May 1978 League of Communists
5 Bahri Oruçi
(1930–2011)
Bahri Oruči.jpg
May 1978 May 1980 League of Communists
6 Riza Sapunxhiu
(1925–2008)
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May 1980 May 1982 League of Communists
7 Imer Pula
(1921–2010)
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May 1982 5 May 1984 League of Communists
8 Ljubomir Neđo Borković
(1926–2009)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
5 May 1984 May 1986 League of Communists
9 Namzi Mustafa
(1941–)
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May 1986 1987 League of Communists
10 Kaqusha Jashari
(1946–)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
10 March 1987 9 May 1989 League of Communists
11 Nikolla Shkreli
(1944–)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
9 May 1989 1989 League of Communists
12 Daut Jashanica
(1948–2020)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
1989 4 December 1989 League of Communists
13 Jusuf Zejnullahu
(1944–)
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
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–)
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7 September 1990 5 October 1991 Democratic League
2 Bujar Bukoshi
(1947–)
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Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
5 October 1991 1 February 2000 Democratic League
Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
Provisional Prime Minister
In opposition
Hashim Thaçi (nënshkrim).svg
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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)
Bajram Rexhepi (nënshkrim).svg
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2001 4 March 2002 3 December 2004 Democratic Party
2 Ramush Haradinaj
(1968–)
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2004 3 December 2004 8 March 2005 Alliance for the Future
Adem Salihaj
(1950–)
Acting Prime Minister
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8 March 2005 25 March 2005 Democratic League
3 Bajram Kosumi
(1960–)
Bajram Kosumi (nënshkrim).svg
Kosovo politic personality icon.svg
25 March 2005 10 March 2006 Parliamentary Party
4 Agim Çeku
(1960–)
Agim Çeku (nënshkrim).svg
Agim Ceku 2006.jpg
10 March 2006 9 January 2008 Independent
supported by
Alliance for the Future
5 Hashim Thaçi
(1968–)
Hashim Thaçi (nënshkrim).svg
Hashim Thaçi, 2012.jpg
2007 9 January 2008 17 February 2008 Democratic Party

Republic of Kosovo (as recognised by 114 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
Hashim Thaçi
(born 1968)
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17 February 20089 December 20146 years, 295 daysPDK2007
2
Isa Mustafa
Isa Mustafa
(born 1951)
Isa Mustafa (nënshkrim).svg
9 December 20149 September 20172 years, 274 daysLDK2014
3
Ramush Haradinaj
Ramush Haradinaj
(born 1968)
Ramush Haradinaj (nënshkrim).svg
9 September 20173 February 20202 years, 147 daysAAK2017
4
Albin Kurti
Albin Kurti
(born 1975)
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1st time
3 February 20203 June 2020121 daysVetëvendosje2019
5
Avdullah Hoti
Avdullah Hoti
(born 1976)
Avdullah Hoti (nënshkrim).svg
3 June 202022 March 2021292 daysLDK
(4)
Albin Kurti
Albin Kurti
(born 1975)
Albin Kurti (nënshkrim).svg

2nd time
22 March 2021Incumbent1 year, 318 daysVetëvendosje2021

Deputy Prime Ministers

Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister Took office Left office Notes
Hashim Thaçi Hajredin Kuçi January 2008 February 2011
Ramë Manaj [sq] January 2008 October 2010
Behgjet Pacolli April 2011 December 2014 First Deputy PM
Hajredin Kuçi February 2011 December 2014
Mimoza Kusari-Lila February 2011 October 2013
Bujar Bukoshi February 2011 December 2014
Edita Tahiri February 2011 December 2014
Slobodan Petrović February 2011 December 2014
Isa Mustafa Hashim Thaçi December 2014 April 2016 First Deputy PM
Hajredin Kuçi June 2016 September 2017 First Deputy PM
Kujtim Shala December 2014 December 2016
Branimir Stojanović December 2014 September 2017
Ramiz Kelmendi December 2016 September 2017
Ramush Haradinaj Behgjet Pacolli September 2017 February 2020 First Deputy PM
Enver Hoxhaj September 2017 February 2020
Fatmir Limaj September 2017 February 2020
Dardan Gashi September 2017 February 2020
Dalibor Jevtić September 2017 February 2020
Albin Kurti Avdullah Hoti February 2020 June 2020 First Deputy PM
Haki Abazi February 2020 June 2020
Avdullah Hoti Besnik Tahiri June 2020 March 2021 First Deputy PM
Driton Selmanaj June 2020 March 2021
Albulena Balaj-Halimaj June 2020 March 2021
Goran Rakić June 2020 March 2021
Albin Kurti Besnik Bislimi March 2021 Incumbent First Deputy PM
Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz March 2021 Incumbent
Emilija Redžepi March 2021 Incumbent

See also

References

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

Notes

a. ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 92 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own territory.