The leaders of three major parties of Kosovo Albanians have managed to agree on distributing the posts of the president and prime minister of the province and on the government structure, the Yugoslavian agency Beta reported referring to sources in Pristina.
Negotiations between the leaders of Albanian parties were held on Wednesday in the US mission in Kosovo with the head of the US mission, John Menzies, present.
According to reports, the Democratic Union of Kosovo, which won the November elections in the province, has abstained from claiming the post of the prime minister. The party is headed by the most prominent Kosovo activist, Ibrahim Rugova, who is running for the post of the province's president. However, three attempts of holding parliamentary voting on the presidential election have failed since the party lacks enough votes.
Now Rugova is claimed to have consented to compromise: in exchange for his party's refusal from the premier's post deputies of the other two parties should vote for Rugova's election the president of Kosovo. The date of holding a parliamentary session to vote for Rugova has not been fixed yet.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign