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Atifete Jahjaga: President of Kosovo, 2011-2015

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Atifete Jahjaga: President of Kosovo, 2011-2015

Atifete Jahjaga served as the fourth President of Kosovo. She was the first female, first non-partisan candidate, and the youngest to be elected to the office. Prior to her role as President, she served as Deputy Director of the Kosovo Police, holding the rank of Major general, the highest among women in Southeastern Europe. On April 6, 2011, she was announced as a consensual candidate for president of Kosovo by the Democratic Party of Kosovo, Democratic League of Kosovo and New Kosovo Alliance, and supported by the US Ambassador in Kosovo, Christopher Dell. On April 7th, she was elected President on the first round of voting by the Parliament.