PM Mustafa demands extra arguments for fresh elections

PM Mustafa demands extra arguments for fresh elections

Pristina, 9 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa demanded today extra arguments and more convincing ones as to why the country should head to early elections.

In a meeting with members of civil society in Pristina, the head of the government rejected the claims of the opposition that the elections should be held due to the signing of the agreement for the establishment of the Association of Serb Communes and the border demarcation with Montenegro.

“Demarcation and Association are not the real motives. We are applying the decision of the Constitutional Court”, the Prime Minister said.

On the other hand, the prime minister refused to accept the holding of fresh elections as a result of the political situation in the recent months, as according to him, this could act as a precedent in the future.

Therefore, Mustafa called on the opposition and civil society to offer arguments for the request for fresh elections.

“If you and the opposition are able to offer arguments that for a year and 4 months in power, we have damaged the country so much that we must head to elections, then let us sit down and talk”, Mustafa said.

Meanwhile, analyst Halil Matoshi, who was present in the meeting, declared that the government is showing a lack of transparency, while he considered the opposition’s cause as false and nationalist.

The head of the Independent Unions of Kosovo, Behxhet Shala has proposed that the meetings with civil society must include both the majority and the opposition.

Commenting on the agreements which are contested by the opposition (Demarcation and Association), Shala said that both of them are problematic.

“The ruling of the Constitutional Court has not offered any solution for the Association. It has only made it more complicated. The ruling has been entirely unclear. The opposition is making a strategic mistake by demanding elections, as this is convenient for the government”, Shala declared. /ibna/