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Kosovo president consults politicians on setting polls date

Kosovo's president has met with political leaders to discuss a date of an election next month.

Hashim Thaci's meeting on Thursday follows the fall of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa's government in a no-confidence vote, about a year before an election was due.

Thaci dissolved the parliament and the voting is expected in a two-week spell between 30 to 45 days.

The government collapse suggested a breakdown between the two governing partners following months of political deadlock over a border demarcation deal with neighboring Montenegro that critics claim would mean a loss of territory. The Cabinet and local and international experts say the deal would not change the country's land area.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. It is recognized by 114 countries, but not by Serbia.