Early elections, former premier Haradinaj criticizes the reluctance of the opposition in Kosovo

Early elections, former premier Haradinaj criticizes the reluctance of the opposition in Kosovo

Pristina, February 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Speaker of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj has criticized the reluctance of the opposition to demand early parliamentary elections.

Mr. Haradinaj said today (18.02) that he cannot understand the other opposition parties that hesitate to take the country to early elections as soon as possible.

“I cannot understand the positioning of political parties that require elections in the month of June, because if they get ready in April, a deadline for which AAK is being mobilized, in both cases, we’re dealing with early elections”, said Haradinaj during a meeting with the mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti.

Mr. Haradinaj has not been clear as to whether AAK will gather the necessary signatures in parliament to overthrow the government.

Meanwhile, AAK member of parliament, Burim Ramadani says that along with his colleagues of AAK’s parliamentary group, has signed a motion for a non confidence vote for the government today.

“Today, along with the colleagues of the Alliance’s parliamentary group, I have signed a non confidence vote motion against the government. The situation in Kosovo is unstable and as such, early elections are necessary”, said Mr. Ramadani.

Ramadani says that the “political and institutional gridlock cannot be overcome by wasting time”. He also added that “challenges are big, as the problems of the citizens relate to every domain of life”.

“Poverty, unemployment, corruption, organized crime, lack of hope and perspective has made the life of the citizens more difficult. Discontent may turn into stability problems, therefore the best way to overcome this situation is to hold early elections. Kosovo needs this big change”, said the opposition MP. /ibna/