Kosovo parties agree to end political deadlock

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  • Parties reach agreement, avoid snap elections

  • Female police commander proposed as next president

By Fatos Bytyci

PRISTINA, April 6 (Reuters) - Kosovo's main political parties agreed on Wednesday to end a political deadlock and avoided snap elections after the president was forced to quit last week. The parties also proposed Atifete Jahjaga, the deputy police commander, to become the first female president of Kosovo since it declared its independence from Serbia three years ago. She would serve until next year when parliament will change the constitution to provide for direct election of president.

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