President of Kosovo


The President of Kosovo (Albanian: Presidenti i Kosovës, Serbian: Председник Косова, romanized: Predsednik Kosova), officially styled the President of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Presidenti i Republikës së Kosovës, Serbian: Председник Републике Косова, romanized: Predsednik Republike Kosova), is the head of state and chief representative of the Republic of Kosovo in the country and abroad.

President of Kosovo
Presidenti i Republikës së Kosovës  (Albanian)
Председник Републике Косова  (Serbian)
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Vjosa Osmani

since 4 April 2021
AppointerAssembly of the Republic of Kosovo
Term lengthFive years
Renewable once
Inaugural holderIbrahim Rugova
Formation4 March 2002
Salary2,873 EUR monthly[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The President is elected indirectly, by the Assembly of Kosovo, in a secret ballot by a two-thirds majority of deputies.[2]



  LDK   PDK   AKR   Independent   Guxo   LV

No. Portrait Name
Term of office Political party Election
Took office Left office Time in office
1Fatmir Sejdiu
(born 1951)
17 February 200827 September 20102 years, 222 daysLDK2008
Jakup Krasniqi
(born 1951)
27 September 201022 February 2011148 daysPDK
2Behgjet Pacolli
(born 1951)
22 February 20114 April 201141 daysAKR2011
Jakup Krasniqi
(born 1951)
4 April 20117 April 20113 daysPDK
3Atifete Jahjaga
(born 1975)
7 April 20117 April 20165 years, 0 daysIndependent2011
4Hashim Thaçi
(born 1968)
7 April 20165 November 20204 years, 212 daysPDK2016
Vjosa Osmani
(born 1982)
5 November 202022 March 2021137 daysGuxo
Glauk Konjufca
(born 1981)
22 March 20214 April 202113 daysVetëvendosje
5Vjosa Osmani
(born 1982)
4 April 2021Incumbent1 year, 65 daysGuxo2021


  1. "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
  2. Balkan Update