Mustafa: We would like a coalition deal done this week

Mustafa: We would like a coalition deal done this week

Chairman of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, said his party would like to reach an agreement with the Vetevendosje on forming a new government “as soon as tomorrow”.

Mustafa told T7 broadcaster that the two parties which won the Kosovo election are doing their outmost to reach an agreement on co-governance. “We would like to have a done deal tomorrow morning; efforts are ongoing”, Mustafa said. He also confirmed that he will not meet today with Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti.

The two leaders Albin Kurti (Vetevndosje) and Isa Mustafa (LDK) met last weekend and after a three-hours meeting no accord was reached. LDK want to have the first say on the president’s position after the current mandate of the Kosovo president expires in 2021. The proposal has been thwarted by the Vetevendosje who say that the agreement on the president’s post is not part of the political deal on sharing powers in the new Government.

The two parties have already agreed on the sharing of ministerial posts in the government, which according to the Constitution of Kosovo will be headed by the winner of the elections, Vetevendosje leader, Albin Kurti./ibna