World Bulletin/News Desk
A former minister-in-exile during Kosovo's 1990s rebellion against Serbian rule is poised to become the state's next prime minister, a senior party ally said on Thursday.
It comes after the United States helped broker a deal to end more than five months of political deadlock.
The LDK was then led by the late Ibrahim Rugova, who charted a policy of passive resistance against Serbian rule during the collapse of socialist Yugoslavia only to be eclipsed by a guerrilla insurgency in 1998.
Thaci's PDK won a June election but fell short of a majority. The LDK joined forces with other opposition parties in a bid to deny him a third consecutive term, and the two sides spent the next five months arguing over the wording of the constitution on who had the right to form the government.
LDK has confirmed it will take the post of prime minister from Thaci. Newspaper reports say the PDK will propose the speaker of parliament and that Thaci will replace incumbent President Atifete Jahjaga when her term ends in 2016. Thaci has not confirmed this.
Mustafa studied in Pristina and Belgrade in the 1980s and spent much of the 1990s living in Western Europe. Kosovo declared independence in 2008 and has been recognised by more than 100 countries, but not by Serbia or its big-power backer Russia.Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2014, 17:14