Atifete Jahjaga

Atifete Jahjaga
Atifete Jahjaga
  • Born: April 20, 1975
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Playwright

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Atifete Jahjaga is a Kosovar politician and stateswoman who served as the third President of Kosovo.[a] She was the first female President of the Republic of Kosovo, the first non-partisan candidate and the youngest female head of state to be elected to the top office. She served as Deputy Director of the Kosovo Police, holding the rank of Major General, the most senior among women officers in Southeastern Europe.

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Democracy is a revelation, but it's complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, rights to assert, grievances to settle and institutions to build. To many, it's exhilarating. For others, it can be disappointing when it turns out that democracy doesn't immediately make life better. Life ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. Power
I never thought that I could reach such a high political position. But I have always been ready to serve my country.
The ideal of all Kosovo is membership in the E.U. and a permanent friendship with the United States. I believe and I am convinced our dreams will come true. Friendship
The power of women in the politics is a soft power. It is a positive change that our country and other countries in the region... are making by giving a chance to women. Women
We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction. Future ;History ;Leaders & Leadership
We must remember that democracy works when given time to develop, mature and deliver. People must have access to information for informed debate. Government institutions must treat citizens fairly, and with dignity, while responding to their needs. Time ;Government
When you scan the globe's hot spots, every civil war and massacre, every act of terror and every clash between states has its unique local circumstances. War & Peace

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