Opposition in Kosovo divided, agreement heading to failure

Opposition in Kosovo divided, agreement heading to failure

IBNA Special Report

Pristina, November 17, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The post for the Prime Minister has endangered the post election agreement of opposition parties for the creation of the new governing institutions in Kosovo.

Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) seems that it doesn’t intend on giving up on amending the Bloc agreement and take the post of Prime Minister, although the June 10 agreement has nominated Ramush Haradinaj for the post of the head of the government.

Vice chairwoman of LDK, Teuta Sahatqija, says that given that the Constitutional Court made the full implementation of the agreement impossible, they were obliged to demand its revision.

According to her, given these new developments, LDK must be the one to govern the country.

“After the Constitutional Court made the full implementation of the Agreement impossible, we were obliged to demand its revision and demand more room for the functioning of institutions. Based on its size, in these new circumstances, LDK must be the one to govern the country”, said Sahatqija.

Sahatqija says that it’s important to lay down the foundations of a good government and that single names in this issue are not a priority.

Meanwhile, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), continues to insist on the post of the prime minister.

“There are no changes in this aspect and this was confirmed in the last meeting of the opposition leaders or the majority coalition which was held at the headquarters of AAK”, said the spokesman of AAK, Ernest Luma.

“Head of AAK, Ramush Haradinaj continues to be the nominee of the majority for the post of the next prime minister of the Republic of Kosovo”, says Luma.

This political subject has also addressed strong accusations against LDK.

Member of the steering committee of AAK, Avni Arifi says that the requests of LDK about the post of the PM have been orchestrated by head of LDK, Isa Mustafa.

He said that Isa Mustafa has proven bad governance in Pristina and that this is why that sort of governance is not what Kosovo needs.

Meanwhile, Democratic Party of Kosovo says that the offer for the post of the PM is still open.

Member of PDK steering committee, Xhavit Haliti says that this party is open for discussions and cooperation in order to reach an agreement to overcome the political situation and to enable the formation of the institutions of the country.

He says that PDK continues to have an open offer for political parties, but “this is up to them”.

“Our offer is open for particular parties and it’s up to them to decide. We cannot oblige anyone, but they must bear in mind that this issue is being delayed”, says Haliti.

Experts of political developments in Kosovo say that this situation can only be solved through the intervention of international community.

Political analyst, Artan Muhaxhiri says that there must be international intervention, as according to him, political leaders have proven to be “incompetent” in solving the crisis.

He says that the arrival of the German senior official for southeast Europe, Ernst Reichel to Kosovo and the constant appeals of ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson and Ian Cliff to solve the crisis as soon as possible, are signs of an international intervention.

The creation of institutions after the June 8 parliamentary elections is being delayed and this has also been declared by the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga and international representatives.

Parliament is expected to be constituted until December in order to proceeding with the 2015 budget, as the lack of an approved budget would sink the country in a serious financial crisis. /ibna/