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Atifete Jahjaga - From Police Officer to Kosovo's President

Political obscurity and modest means may prove no handicap in a country that has grown tired of corrupt politicians who seem bent on enriching themselves above all.

Lawrence Marzouk and Petrit Collaku Pristina

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