Poverty, graft test Kosovo ex-rebel's bid for third term

June 8, 2014 3:37 PM

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PRISTINA - Kosovo voted in an election on Sunday marked by voter frustration over poverty and corruption six years after seceding from Serbia, testing ex-guerrilla Hashim Thaci's bid for a third term as prime minister.

Some analysts expect the closest race since 46-year-old Thaci presided over Kosovo's Western-backed declaration of independence in 2008.

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