24 May 2011

Kosovo’s Former President Says Us Diplomat Handpicked His Successor

Kosovo’s former President Behgjet Pacolli denounced his successor, Atifete Jahjaga (pictured here) as having been handpicked by US diplomat Christoper Dell after his own election was deemed to be unconstitutional.

Pacolli went on to state that he had never heard of Ms. Jahjaga prior to her nomination to succeed him as the President of Kosovo. Mr. Dell responded by saying that the US had worked with Ms. Jahjaga for years and that many within the US State Department had a lot of respect for her after the 36-year old first joined the force in 2000 as a translator.

For the original story from B92.net, please click here.

The photo of Ms. Jahjaga comes from the Marshallcenter.org