Political crisis in Kosovo, majority and opposition present their arguments in front of the Constitutional Court

Political crisis in Kosovo, majority and opposition present their arguments in front of the Constitutional Court

Pristina, August 20, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Opposition and majority parties will present on Thursday their arguments in front of the Constitutional Court about the political and institutional crisis.

The hearing was requested by the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), which doesn’t agree with the constitutionality of the election of the speaker of parliament in the first parliament session taken place on July 17.

Based on this request, the Constitutional Court had previously annulled the election of Isa Mustafa as speaker of parliament, until a final verdict is reached.

The Democratic Party of Kosovo, which is the party that won the largest number of votes in the June 8 elections, has chosen the constitutional law professor, Arsim Bajrami as its legal representative.

Meanwhile, opposition bloc LDK-AAK-Incentive will be represented by Vjosa Osmani MP. Meanwhile, Self Determination will be represented by Albulena Haxhiu MP and the legal advisor of Self Determination, Armend Shkoza.

PDK is expected to consider the election of Isa Mustafa in the July 17 session as unconstitutional, claiming that this political party alone can elect the speaker of parliament.

Meanwhile, the opposition bloc will defend Mustafa’s voting and will demand for the work started by parliament and the election of the new institution to go ahead.

The verdict of the Constitutional Court is expected to clarify the situation and take the country out of the political crisis, thus giving way to the formation of new institutions.  But, there’s also a possibility that the country may head toward early parliamentary elections. /ibna/