Kosovo riot police clash with supporters of political opposition parties in Pristina on February 26, 2016. / AFP / ARMEND NIMANI
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Scenes of violence at Kosovo's parliament during which opposition MPs released tear gas to prevent the election of a new president were "extremely worrying," the European Union said Saturday.Kosovo's opposition MPs are furious over a government deal with Serbia to create an association giving greater powers to Kosovo's Serb minority – a move they fear will increase the influence of Belgrade.Thaci, who served as premier between 2008 and 2014, won support from 71 deputies in the 120-seat parliament in the third and final round of voting, which took place after opposition MPs released tear gas in the legislature in an attempt to scupper his election.
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