Kosovo's prime minister, Hashim Thaci, claimed victory – as did the main opposition party. Incidents of ballot stuffing were noted, but the vote overall was relatively peaceful in the two-year-old state.
Kosovo's independence declaration in 2008 is legit, says the International Court of Justice (ICJ). But the ruling may create a precedent for separatist movements worldwide. Russia opposed Kosovo's independence.
On its first birthday, Kosovo is coping with widespread unemployment and massive corruption.
Obrad Savic targets the next generation with a message about breaking accepted Balkan stereotypes.