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Kosovo Elects Jahjaga as Balkan Country’s First Female President

Kosovo elected Atifete Jahjaga as its first female president of the Balkan nation as it seeks to improve relations with its former federation partner Serbia.

Lawmakers in the capital Pristina voted 80-10 to appoint Jahjaga, 35, a former deputy chief of the Kosovo police, according to public broadcaster Radiotelevizioni i Kosoves. She will serve a one-year term, after which the country’s 2 million residents will pick a new leader in a popular vote.