Parliamentary elections in Kosovo to be held on June 8

Parliamentary elections in Kosovo to be held on June 8

Pristina, May 2, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The fresh parliamentary elections in Kosovo will be held on June 8. This has been proposed by prime minister Hashim Thaci, who is waiting consensus from all political parties in Kosovo for this date.

“My proposal is to hold elections on June 8. We must not waste time with unnecessary clashes which would damage our state”, declared prime minister Thaci today in a declaration for the media.

Thaci’s proposal for the election day has also been backed by the leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa.

The head of the largest opposition party said today that LDK agrees for the parliamentary elections to be held on June 8, as it was suggested by the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Hashim Thaci.

In a news conference delivered today, Mustafa said that besides June 8, June 15 and June 22 may also be considered as the election dates.

He said that what’s important is for the elections to be held in the month of June.

On the other hand, Mr. Thaci says that next week (Monday), there will also be talks with other political leaders. According to him, there’s plenty of time for competent institutions to prepare the parliamentary elections.

“There’s plenty of time to hold the elections. CEC has plenty of time to make the preparations. I believe that this proposal will find the understanding of the majority and opposition”, said Thaci.

Prime minister Thaci said that he’s convinced that the parliamentary elections will be won by PDK. “I’m convinced that the victory will belong to PDK”, said Thaci.

The majority of political parties regard the early elections as a way out of the situation created in the parliament of Kosovo, where political parties are delaying important issues for the development of the country.

But, a part of opposition parties want the overthrow of the government before the dissolution of parliament. Meanwhile, the prime minister wants the dissolution of parliament and the holding of the early elections. /ibna/