Is Kosovo heading to fresh parliamentary elections?

Is Kosovo heading to fresh parliamentary elections?

Pristina, 5 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo opposition continues to demand the revocation of the Brussels’ agreements and the agreement for the border demarcation with Montenegro.

The opposition has also expressed its determination to deepen the political crisis with the scope of overthrowing the government and the holding of early general elections.

Meanwhile, the opposition has also held a petition signed by 150 thousand people, in which they are against the creation of the Association of Serb Communes.

The founder and senior member of Self Determination, Albin Kurti says that for the moment, they are focused on their activities to stop the creation of the Association of Serb communes. Kurti doesn’t rule out the possibility of early parliamentary elections.

“We are all ready to hold early elections, because one day less for the governing coalition between PDK-LDK-Srpska, means a day more for the Republic of Kosovo. We’re determined in focusing all our efforts on stopping the Association, but we will also make efforts to lead the country to early elections”, Kurti says.

Leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj says that the Demarcation and Association of Serb Communes are three problematic topics.

“This is why we demand responsibility and engagement by the members of AAK, in order to have a constructive approach against this government, in order to correct what is possible to correct. The bad governing quality may lead the country to early elections, a process which also demands a general mobilization”, Haradinaj said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa demanded from the opposition to give up on its actions, which have blocked parliamentary proceedings.

Mustafa addressed this request during a news conference upon his return from New York, where along with a part of his cabinet and president Atifete Jahjaga, they represented Kosovo in the Global Summit against Terrorism.

According to Mustafa, besides the blockade that the opposition is imposing on parliamentary proceedings, the country is not seeing an institutional crisis.

The Prime Minister said that he’s ready to deal with the opposition in parliament and explain the agreements reached in Brussels.

According to Mustafa, there’s only one way out of this situation and this is achieved by applying the law and the Constitution.

Deputy chairman of LDK, Lutfi Haziri says that the current crisis cannot lead to early general elections.

“Early elections are not being provoked, but parliamentary proceedings have been blocked. I don’t see the general elections being a solution for our country”, he says.

The deputy editor in chief of the daily “Zeri”, Lavdim Hamiti doesn’t believe that there can be fresh elections in Kosovo during this year.

“The governing coalition partners, who have the majority in parliament, are not interested on such thing. The most acceptable option, which is being recently discussed is the participation of an opposition party in the government, namely AAK. This is possible, once Hashim Thaci is elected president at the start of next year. With the participation of Haradinaj’s party in the government, the opposition would be weakened and we would overcome delicate topics such as the Association, Special Tribunal or other topics very easily”, Hamiti said.

Meanwhile, prominent analyst, Nexhbedin Spahiu told IBNA that the political crisis cannot produce general elections, but he believes on a technical government.

“The political crisis can provoke early elections, but I believe that in order to overcome this political gridlock, there must be a technical government which would last for a relatively long time”, he said. /ibna/