Kosovo: Voting in Parliament on new Gov’t to take place on Wednesday

Kosovo: Voting in Parliament on new Gov’t to take place on Wednesday

The Kosovar Parliament announced that an extraordinary session will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 (local time) to vote on Kosovo’s new government, following a ruling by the Constitutional Court on the legitimacy of President Hashim Thaci’s decision to give Avdullah Hoti of the LDK a mandate to form a government.

“At the request of 61 deputies, the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo will convene tomorrow at 11:00 in an extraordinary session, with only one item on the agenda: the election of the government of the Republic of Kosovo”, the Parliament notes in a statement. The decision was made after a meeting of the Parliamentary Presidency today.

LDK parliamentary group leader Arben Gashi, who submitted the request for an emergency session of parliament on Monday, said the LDK-centered coalition had enough votes to form a new government. Gashi submitted the request after the Kosovo Constitutional Court  issued on Monday the final decision confirming that President Hashim Thaci’s decree to give a mandate to Avdullah Hoti from the LDK to form a government as a prime minister candidate was not violating the Constitution. The president’s decree was challenged in court by the Vetevendosje Movement, which called for early elections after the collapse of the government of their leader Albin Kurti, following a vote of no confidence in parliament on March 25. /ibna