New Cabinet announced six months after election


A new Prime Minister and Cabinet for Kosovo was confirmed yesterday in parliament nearly six months after the 8th June general election.

Isa Mustafa of the centre-right Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) was confirmed as the new Prime Minister whilst the former Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi of the centre-right Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) became Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Isa Mustafa was elected Prime Minister by 73 votes in favour, 38 against and two abstentions.

The full list of the new Cabinet which comprises of LDK and PDK members is as follows:

Isa Mustafa; Prime Minister

Hashim Thaçi; First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kujtim Shala; Deputy Prime Minister

Branimir Stojanovic; Deputy Prime Minister

Arsim Bajrami; Minister of Education, Science and Technology

Memli Krasniqi; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development

Valon Murati; Minister of Diaspora

Hajredin Kuçi; Minister of Justice

Bekim Qollaku; Minister of European Integration

Blerand Stavileci; Minister of Economic Development

Ferid Agani; Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning

Edita Tahiri; Minister of State and head of the technical dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia

Skender Hyseni; Minister of Interior

Imet Rrahmani; Minister of Health

Lutfi Zharku; Minister of Infrastructure

Hikmete Bajrami; Minister of Trade and Industry

Haki Demolli; Minister of the Kosovo Security Force

Kujtim Shala; Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports

Arban Abrashi; Minister of Labour and Social Welfare

Avdullah Hoti; Minister of Finance

Ljubomir Maric; Minister of Local Government

Aleksandar Jablanovic; Minister of Communities and Returns

Mahir Yagcilar; Minister of Public Administration

Rasim Demiri; Minister without Portfolio

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