Fatmir Sejdiu to become new Kosovo President

Prishtinë, Jan 30, 2006 – The largest party in Kosovo, LDK, has decided that Fatmir Sejdiu who is the current General Secretary of the party and the head of its parliamentary caucus, will replace Ibrahim Rugova as the President of Kosovo. Kosovo news agency QIK, who was close to the late president, reports that there was a complete consensus in the meeting held today by the LDK.

Fatmir Sejdiu is considered to be a moderate within the party and an acceptable figure from the opposition. He is a realist and a lot less idealistic than the late President, which signifies a change in direction the largest party in Kosovo, will take. Major reforms within the party will be expected if Sejdiu gets the position. Mr. Sejdiu is a doctor of History and a professor at the Law Faculty in the University of Prishtina. He comes the the Northeastern city of Podujeva(Besjana).

Source: Balkan Update