The profile of the new Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti

The profile of the new Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti
 
 The Assembly of Kosovo voted today the new Government of the Republic of Kosovo, which will be led by Prime Minister, leader of the Self-Determination Movement, Albin Kurti.

The Assembly voted for, against and abstained from the Kurti Government, which is composed by two deputy ministers, 15 ministers, and 33 deputy ministers.

This is the profile of Albin Kurti, the Prime Minister of Kosovo, published on the website of the Self-Determination Movement (without intervention):

Albin Kurti was born on March 24, 1975 in Pristina. Albin joined the Presidency of the Independent Students' Union of the University of Pristina in August 1997, which organized peaceful, non-violent protests to vacate the university buildings and premises, which were occupied by Serbian regime authorities.

When the war in Kosovo began in August 1998, Kurti began working as the Secretary of the Office of the General Political Representative of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), Adem Demaçi. When the NATO bombing of Serbia and Kosovo began in March 1999, Kurti stayed in Pristina and was arrested by Serbian police on April 27, 1999. When Serbian forces withdrew from Kosovo on June 10, Kurti and over two thousand other Albanians were transferred to Serbian prisons.

Due to international pressure, Kurti was released on December 7, 2001. On April 23, 2003, Albin Kurti graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Prishtina.

In June 2005, Albin Kurti and other political activists co-founded a civic initiative called VETËVENDOSJE !. He was the Chairman of VETËVENDOSJE! until March 2015.

He ran again in the internal elections for the leader of VETËVENDOSJE! in January 2018, and won. Albin Kurti has been a member of VETËVENDOSJE! in the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo for three consecutive terms. In the last parliamentary elections, Albin Kurti was the candidate who won the largest number of votes in the country.

Albin Kurti has published hundreds of articles and has been invited to present at various renowned universities at home and abroad.

He has also served as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo in 2011-2014. He is fluent in Albanian, English and Serbo-Croatian.

Albin is married and has one child.
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