|5th Prime Minister of Kosovo|
23 March 2005 – 1 March 2006
|Preceded by||Ramush Haradinaj|
|Succeeded by||Agim Çeku|
March 20, 1960 |
Kosovska Kamenica, Kosovo (Yugoslavia)
Bajram Kosumi (born 20 March 1960, in Kosovska Kamenica, Yugoslavia - now Kosovo[a]) is an ethnic Albanian politician in Kosovo who served as the Prime Minister of Kosovo for the best part of a year. He was nominated by Kosovan President Ibrahim Rugova and elected Prime Minister by the Kosovo Parliament on 23 March 2005 following his predecessor Ramush Haradinaj's indictment for war crimes and subsequent resignation. Kosumi resigned on 1 March 2006 amid widespread unpopularity and was replaced by former rebel leader Agim Çeku. He also served as the deputy chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo.
Family and life 
He graduated in Philology and has a Master's Degree in Albanian Literature from the University of Pristina. In 2008 he became a Doctor of Philology
Past and present activities and functions 
Kosumi is a veteran figure on Kosovo's political scene. He was a student activist and in March 1981 was sentenced to 15 years in jail for taking part in demonstrations against the government. He served almost ten years of his sentence before being released in 1991.
From 1991 until 1993 he worked as a journalist.
In 1993, Kosumi became president of the Parliamentary Party of Kosovo. He is a quiet, cerebral politician, who took part in the Rambouillet talks in early 1999, prior to NATO's 11-week bombing. Kosumi was a supporter of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) insurgency, however he did not take up arms or wear uniform.
He is currently the deputy chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, the third largest political party in Kosovo. From December 2004 until he became the third post-war Prime Minister of Kosovo, Kosumi was the Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning of the Government of Kosovo.
Published books 
Bajram Kosumi has also published a number of books.
- “Book of Liberty” (Albanian: Libri i lirisë) (1991), Pristina.
- “A Concept on Sub-Policy” (1995), Pristina.
- “Vocabulary of Barbarians” (2000), Pristina.
- “A Concept on the New Political Thought” (2001), Pristina.
- “Fista's Lyric” (Albanian: Lirika e Fishtës) (1991), Tirana.
Notes and references 
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 99 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
- "Kosovo parliament elects new PM". news.bbc.co.uk. March 23, 2005. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- "Former rebel set to lead Kosovo". news.bbc.co.uk. March 2, 2006. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, US Department of State (July 21, 2010). "Background Note: Kosovo". state.gov. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- Bajram Kosumi, member of the Assembly of Kosovo.
- BBC News article "Kosovo prime minister steps down"
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