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Bajram Kosumi

In office
23 March 2005 – 1 March 2006
Preceded by Ramush Haradinaj
Succeeded by Agim Çeku

Born March 20, 1960 (1960-03-20) (age 49)
Tuxhec/Kosovska Kamenica, Kosovo (Yugoslavia)
Political party AAK

Bajram Kosumi (born 20 March 1960, in Tuxhec, Kosovska Kamenica, Yugoslavia - now Kosovo[a]) is an ethnic Albanian politician in Kosovo. He was the Prime Minister of Kosovo for the best part of a year, from 23 March 2005 until 1 March 2006 and the deputy chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo.


Family and Life

He is married and has four children. He lives in Pristina and Kamenica.


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 Assembly of Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence on 17 February 2008, a move that is recognised by 65 of the 192 UN member states and the Republic of China (Taiwan), but not by other UN member states. Serbia claims it as part of its own sovereign territory.


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Preceded by
Ramush Haradinaj
Prime Minister of Kosovo
Succeeded by
Agim Çeku

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