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[Prishtina-E] Rugova more popular than Thaci?

Etrit Bardhi etrit at
Sun Apr 2 01:48:28 EST 2000

According to a Gallup poll, Rugova would win the elections.  Read this:

Rugova Defies Convention to Stay Ahead In Kosovo

PRISTINA, Mar 31, 2000 -- (Reuters) A year ago, Ibrahim Rugova appeared
smiling shaking hands on television with Slobodan Milosevic even though
the people he represented were being terrorized by the Yugoslav
president's security forces.

Since that meeting with Milosevic, Rugova - leader of Kosovo's long
pre-eminent ethnic Albanian political party - has pursued various other
actions that would also be conventionally associated with political

But Rugova's fortunes over the past 12 months fly in the face of Western
wisdom. The Sorbonne-educated academic still heads Kosovo's biggest
political party and it enjoys a huge lead over all its competitors.

Full story at:

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