Months filled with insecurity, jokes and political games in Kosovo

Months filled with insecurity, jokes and political games in Kosovo

IBNA Special Report

Pristina, June 20, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo has entered a political crisis and is facing many problems and challenges for the creation of the next government.

Democratic Party of Kosovo, which has won the parliamentary elections, has remained without partners in the creation of the new government. IBNA learns that New Kosovo Alliance has not managed to cross the electoral threshold and this situation is expected to send PDK in opposition.

On the other hand, all opposition parties in the country have signed an agreement, based on which, the leader of AAK will become the next prime minister of the country, but constitutional provisions are unclear and they require the interpretation of the Constitutional Court.

Based on her constitutional powers, president of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has addressed to the Constitutional Court in order to clarify the constitutional issues that relate to her responsibilities.

The request relates to the interpretation of article 84, section 14 and article 95 of the Constitution of the country.

American ambassador to Kosovo, Tracey A. Jacobson, backed the decision of the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga to ask for the interpretation of the Constitutional Court in relation to her role in the formation of the new government of Kosovo.

“I believe that it’s the right thing to do. We have all heard different interpretations about this article or that article. I believe that it’s a responsible act on her part to demand the interpretation of the Constitutional Court”, said Jacobson.

Jacobson calls on political parties to respect the ruling of the court once it’s issued.

American analyst, Daniel Serwer told IBNA that parliamentary systems such as the one in Kosovo often face difficulties for the creation of the government.

“I suppose we’re dealing with a crisis, but parliamentary systems such as that of Kosovo often face difficulties in the formation of the new government. There will be months filled with insecurity and jokes and this is part of the political game”, says Serwer.

Serwer considers the political agreement between Democratic League of Kosovo, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo and Incentive for Kosovo as a political game.

“It’s a political game and I have no other comment. I share the same opinion about the idea that there will be extraordinary parliamentary elections in Kosovo”, says Serwer for IBNA. /ibna/