Constitutional Court: Hashim Thaci is the legitimate president of the Republic of Kosovo

Constitutional Court: Hashim Thaci is the legitimate president of the Republic of Kosovo

Pristina, 4 April 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The Constitutional Court in Kosovo has decided to refuse the request filed by the three opposition parties to evaluate the constitutionality in the case of the election of Hashim Thaci as president of Republic.

The Constitutional Court rejected the claims of the opposition for violations of article 86, paragraph 4 and 5 and the lack of the necessary quorum for the election of the president.

According to this court, there was no argument to support the content of the contested decision.

Based on this ruling, the election of Hashim Thaci in the post of the president has been done in compliance with the Constitution of Kosovo.

Among the first ones to react was the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa.

He has considered the request of the opposition as a mere desire.

“We had predicted the opposition’s request since Thaci was elected president”, Mustafa said.

Meanwhile, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo has an entirely different stance. In a press release, AAK says that it has contested Thaci’s election as a president since the day of voting.

“We believe that Hashim Thaci doesn’t meet the main criteria of being the president of the country, that of being a factor of unity”, AAK says.

Thaci was elected president of Kosovo on 26 February of this year in a session which was accompanied by tension. /ibna/