PDK fails in the election of the speaker, Brovina suspends the session

PDK fails in the election of the speaker, Brovina suspends the session

Pristina, September 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

In today’s constitutive session, Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) could not secure 61 votes to elect the speaker of parliament.

MP and vice chairman of PDK, Hajredin Kuci has nominated Arsim Bajrami for speaker of parliament, demanding MPs to vote him.

But, when the temporary speaker of parliament, Flora Brovina has put the nomination for voting, Bajrami didn’t obtain the necessary votes.

He received 44 votes in favor, 61 against and 11 abstains. Meanwhile, the temporary speaker, Flora Brovina has suspended the session which has not lasted more than 5 minutes.

“The candidate didn’t obtain the necessary number of votes to be elected speaker, therefore, I’m obliged to suspend the session. MPs will be informed in writing about the next session”, said Brovina.

Present in this session were also representative of the diplomatic corps in Kosovo. /ibna/