Jakup Krasniqi

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Jakup Krasniqi
President of Kosovo
Acting
In office
4 April 2011 – 7 April 2011
Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi
Preceded by Behgjet Pacolli
Succeeded by Atifete Jahjaga
In office
27 September 2010 – 22 February 2011
Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi
Preceded by Fatmir Sejdiu
Succeeded by Behgjet Pacolli
Chairman of the Assembly
Incumbent
Assumed office
12 December 2007
Preceded by Kolë Berisha
Personal details
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 63)
Negroc, Glogovac, Yugoslavia (now Kosovo)
Political party Democratic Party (1999-2014) NISMA 2014-
Alma mater University of Pristina

Jakup Krasniqi (born 1 January 1951) is an Albanian politician and former acting President of Kosovo. He is the Chairman of the Assembly of Kosovo.

Early life[edit]

Jakup Krasniqi (Serbo-Croatian: 'Jakup Krasnići') was born near Glogovac, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Kosovo[a]) to Albanian parents.[1] He finished elementary school in his birthplace, Negrovce, in 1965 while he finished high school in Pristina in 1971.[1] He attended the Faculty of Philology of the University of Pristina and graduated in 1976.[1]

Political career[edit]

During the Kosovo War, he was the spokesman for the Kosovo Liberation Army (UÇK).[1]

As of 28 September 2010, Jakup Krasniqi served as the acting President of Kosovo, following the resignation of Fatmir Sejdiu.[2] As of 31 March 2011, Jakup Krasniqi was the acting President of Kosovo, following the resignation of Behgjet Pacolli.[3] He did not effectively assume office until April 2, 2011; a ceremony is yet to take place on Monday, April 4. On April 7 Atifete Jahjaga was elected as President of Kosovo thus ending Jakup Krasniqi's serving as the acting President of Kosovo.

Personal life[edit]

Krasniqi is married to Sevdije (Shala) Krasniqi and has four children: three daughters Gresa, Qendresa and Clirimtare, one son Altin.[1]

Books[edit]

  • "Kthesa e Madhe – Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 304 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2006. ISBN 978-9951-08-059-0
  • “Kosova in a historical context” Publisher by “Europrinty” 128 p. Prishtina/Kosovo 2007. ISBN 978-9951-05-109-5
  • "Kthesa e Madhe – Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës"; Completed the second edition. Publishing House "Buzuku", 320 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2007. ISBN 978-9951-08-059-0
  • "Një luftë ndryshe për Kosovën"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 224 faqe, Prishtina/Kosovo 2007; ISBN 978-9951-08-092-7
  • "Kosova në kontekst historik"; Completed the second edition. Publishing House "Buzuku", 208 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2010; ISBN 978-9951-08-115-3
  • "Pavarësia si kompromis"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 208 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2010; ISBN 978-9951-08-116-0
  • "Lëvizja për Republikën e Kosovës 1981-1991 sipas shtypit shqiptar"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 320 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-140-5
  • "Pranvera e lirisë '81"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-150-4
  • "Flijimi për lirinë"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-151-1
  • "Guxo ta duash lirinë"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-152-8
  • "Pavarësi dhe personalitete (Në 100-vjetorin e Pavarësisë së Shqipërisë)"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 400 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2012; ISBN 978-9951-08-158-0
  • "Një histori e kontestuar (Kritikë librit të Oliver Jens Schmitt: “Kosova - histori e shkurtër e një treve qendrore ballkanike”)"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 224 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2013; ISBN 978-9951-08-162-7

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the 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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "President of the Assembly". Assembly of Kosovo. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kosovo president resigns over breach of constitution". BBC. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jakup Krasniqi ushtrues detyre i Presidentit të Kosovës". President of Kosovo. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Kolë Berisha
Chairman of the Assembly
2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Fatmir Sejdiu
President of Kosovo
Acting

2010–2011
Succeeded by
Behgjet Pacolli
Preceded by
Behgjet Pacolli
President of Kosovo
Acting

2011
Succeeded by
Atifete Jahjaga