Opposition in Kosovo, uncoordinated efforts to overthrow the government

Opposition in Kosovo, uncoordinated efforts to overthrow the government

Pristina, February 26, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa and that of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj have met this morning (26.02) in Pristina, where they have discussed in order to coordinate opposition activities.

After a meeting lasting an hour in a restaurant in Pristina, Mustafa talked about the media about the ways that other opposition parties will follow to overthrow prime minister Hashim Thaci’s government.

“Today we met with Mr. Ramush Haradinaj and talked about issues that relate to the preparation of general elections. We agreed on coordinating activities in order for elections to take place as soon as possible and for the results to be legitimate”, declared the leader of LDK.

Mustafa said that in the days to come, he will also meet with leaders of other political parties.

Motion on Thaci doesn’t find wide consensus

Besides the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), no other subject is interested to overthrow Thaci’s government and for early parliamentary elections to be declared. Analysts say that the elections will not be held in spring, but in June.

The head of the parliamentary group of AAK, Ardian Gjini says that members of the parliament of Kosovo are not joining to the incentive to call a non confidence vote for the government. According to him, they are aiming to preserve their mandates as MP until the current legislature.

Gjini initiated the motion to put an end to the current government’s term. He refuses to reveal how many MPs have signed the non confidence motion so far, but says that this week is decisive.

“This week will be important and decisive because in the upcoming days, we will know if there will be a motion of non confidence against Hashim Thaci’s government or if MPs will refuse to do such thing”, said Gjini MP.

The biggest party in opposition, Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) is not showing interest on the motion of AAK.

The head of the parliamentary group of LDK, Ismet Beqiri declared yesterday that it’s not yet known if the motion will be successful or not.

“It’s very important for this incentive to be successful. We don’t support those incentives that we don’t believe are going to be successful”, said Beqiri.

The head of Self Determination Parliamentary Group, Visar Ymeri sais that he doesn’t believe on the incentive launched by the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo.

According to him, this incentive is not an opposition incentive like it has been proclaimed.

“It’s been three years that we have expected from the other two opposition parties to overthrow this government, but this hasn’t happened. It’s not a matter of just punishing the individuals who are in government today, but a lot more. The policies of these individuals must be punished”, said Ymeri.

Stopping on the non confidence vote initiated by AAK, Ymeri sees it as an unacceptable attempt. “This incentive doesn’t aim to punish the policies followed by this government, but just overthrow it”, said Ymeri.

Meanwhile, Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) doesn’t see any eventual risk for parliament of Kosovo to disperse in March.

Following the meeting of parliament’s leading committee, the head of the parliamentary group of PDK, Adem Grabovci said that the rhetoric of overthrowing the government is often repeated by the opposition.

“We don’t seen any danger. If you take the opposition’s declarations under consideration, the same thing has been heard in the past 4 years. We are calm and going on about our daily work”, declared Grabovci. /ibna/