US ambassador to Pristina urges political leaders to respect the ruling of the Constitutional Court

US ambassador to Pristina urges political leaders to respect the ruling of the Constitutional Court

Pristina, July 22, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

US ambassador to Kosovo, Tracey Ann Jacobson has called on political leaders of the country to demonstrate that they know how to respect the rule of law in Kosovo, like they did with the holding of the June 8 elections.

“We must see all the events that have taken place. First of all, there have been successful elections and then we’ve had a request by the president, who has demanded clarifications by the Constitutional Court to appoint the prime minister nominee. Now we have another extra inquiry addressed to the Constitutional Court. We must wait for the end of this. I believe that this is the normal progress of a young democracy”, said she.

According to Jacobson, “we must face this, because we’re not only talking about the next four years or the formation of the government and parliament for the next four years, but we’re talking about setting a precedent for the future of the country”.

“I would call on all institutions, political leaders to demonstrate that they respect the rule of law like they did with the elections, given that we’re heading toward the creation of the government and parliament. I believe that the first step is to wait for the ruling of the Constitutional Court and see what steps will be made”, said the US ambassador, Jacobson. /ibna/