Kosovo\'s leader-elect eyes independence as deadline nears

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Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo won 34 percent of the unofficial vote, ahead of the incumbent Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) with 22 percent, which could make a coalition govt. Turnout was only 43%. Without a clear mandate Europe has split over Kosovo's desire to be independent of Serbia. It's a kind of Old vs. New Europe. A decision date comes up on Dec. 10 from the UN's committee. Pros & cons well discussed.

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