The victory of the two opposition parties was a heavy rebuke to parties led by former guerrillas who battled Serbia in the 1990s, paving the way for Kosovo's independence.
Sunday's snap poll was called after former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned in July.
Ramush Haradinaj resigned as prime minister a week ago so as “not to be questioned as the country’s leader.” He's to be questioned by a special court investigating alleged war crimes
Ramush Haradinaj says he was resigning after being called to The Hague war crimes court linked to Kosovo's violent independence struggle.
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says troops ready to act as Kosovo police continue operation against suspected organised crime in the predominantly Serb north.
As Kosovo commemorates its 2008 declaration of independence, one a diner is busy serving up food from countries which do not recognise the former Yugoslav state.
Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic planned to visit a Serb-populated village in central Kosovo, but Kosovo Albanians blocked roads leading to the region.
Serbia has charged Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj with murdering Serbs in the late 1990s war. Haradinaj, who has twice been tried and acquitted by the UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague, denies any wrongdoing.
The French court ordered the immediate release of Ramush Haradinaj, accused by Serbia of war crimes.
Tensions between Pristina and Belgrade escalated after French police arresred Ramush Haradinaj on a warrant issued by Serbia.
Former Kosovo Prime Minister Hashin Thaci takes office as country's new president after being elected by parliament
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