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Kosovo Ruling Coalition Agrees on Makeup of New Government


Kosovo's ruling coalition says it has agreed on the makeup of a new government, with minor changes to some posts.

The Democratic League of Kosovo says it will keep most ministers in the same positions, but will name Lutfi Haziri as new deputy prime minister. The government reshuffle follows the resignation of former Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi, after criticism of the performance of his government.

The Kosovo Assembly meets Friday to decide whether to appoint as prime minister General Agim Ceku, who commands the Kosovo Protection Corps - the Serbian province's civil defense group.

Ceku led the ethic Albanian guerrilla movement, the Kosovo Liberation Army, in the struggle of the late 1990s against Serbian troops and security forces. He has said he is willing to assume the post.

Serbia accuses him of war crimes against civilians during the fighting.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.
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