Former Kosovo rebel leader to be named PM under cloud of possible indictment

[JURIST] Former rebel leader Ramush Haradinaj is expected to be named Kosovo's prime minister as a new parliamentary session begins Friday, but a recent interview by UN war crimes investigators has prompted some question as to whether Haradinaj would be indicted for his role in the war with the former Yugoslavia. Haradinaj's nomination was achieved by a coalition formed between the winning party of the elections and Haradinaj's smaller Alliance for the Future of Kosovo party. Kosovo is currently administered by the UN, but the top UN official there, Soren Jessen-Petersen, said that blocking Haradinaj's nomination would go against the will of the people. Read Jessen-Petersen's address [PDF] before the inaugural session of the Kosovar parliament. AP has more.



 

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