Democratic Party of Kosovo

Former secret service head elected as Kosovo parl't speaker

PRISTINA - Kadri Veseli, deputy leader of Hasim Taci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (DPK) was elected speaker of the Kosovo parliament on Monday.

The new parliament speaker is the former head of Kosovo secret service, known as Shik, and one of the founders of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA, a former ethnic Albanian paramilitary formation).

New Kosovo Adminstration Expected Next Month

Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga confirmed on Tuesday that a constitutive session of the new parliament would be held on December 8 after a meeting with the leaders of the two parties involved in the coalition - Hashim Thaci of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, and Isa Mustafa of the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK.