Opposition doesn’t want to be in a joint government with PDK

Opposition doesn’t want to be in a joint government with PDK

Pristina, September 19, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

After yesterday’s failure of the constitutive session in parliament, the Democratic Party of Kosovo came out with two options for the solution of the political gridlock. According to this party, the country must either have a government with the participation of all political subjects or head to fresh parliamentary elections.

Member of the steering committee of PDK, Xhavit Haliti says that the party that he belongs to is ready to make compromises with other political parties in order for Kosovo to have new institutions.

“We’re ready to participate in a joint government and it’s normal to be ready for compromises”, declared Haliti, adding that PDK is not against an all inclusive government.

He has not ruled out parliamentary elections, while praising the incentive of the president Atifete Jahjaga to meet parliamentary leaders for the issue of the formation of the parliament of Kosovo.

He has demanded from all political parties to back Jahjaga’s incentive.

Meanwhile, four political parties of the opposition bloc, LDK, AAK, Incentive and Self Determination are not in favor of the options offered by the Democratic Party of Kosovo. They’re against an all inclusive government like the one in 2001 and they’re against fresh elections to solve the crisis.

The opposition bloc hopes that PDK will give way to the creation of new institutions, believing that the right for the formation of institutions is in their hands.

Leader of AAK, Ramush Haradinaj, nominated for the post of prime minister, says that along with other opposition parties, they will work in order for the institutions of the country to be formed as soon as possible, but without the participation of PDK.

“What’s left to be seen is how much longer the delays in the parliament of Kosovo will continue. Our coalition will not be passive. We will act in order for the institutions of the country to be built as soon as possible, but without PDK. We don’t want elections, but solutions in parliament”, said Haradinaj. /ibna/