Pressure mounts for the solution of the political crisis

Pressure mounts for the solution of the political crisis

IBNA Special Report

Pristina, November 13, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The Democratic Party of Kosovo has negatively responded to the invitation of opposition parties to call the gathering of parliament in session. Democratic Party of Kosovo insists that being a winner of the elections, it must be included in the government.

General secretary of PDK, Basri Musmurati, says that the crisis will be overcome within next week. He believes that one of the parties, which is part of the bloc, will join PDK.

In order to do this, Musmurati says that PDK must wait until after the meeting of political leaders with the president and then send official invitations to political parties.

Political battle between LDK and AAK for the post of the prime minister

While the bloc is aiming to form the government on its own, Jakup Krasniqi from the Incentive for Kosovo, has advised partners of the coalition to be careful with their declarations. Krasniqi said that no party should claim the post of the prime minister, as according to him, the post of the prime minister must belong to the opposition.

Krasniqi says that it must be understood that the joint objective consists on offering a different governance, by saying that the fact that parties have united has not been done for the sake of an individual, but for the sake of the citizens.

After the numerous declarations issued by officials of the Democratic League of Kosovo that the post of the PM belongs to them, a strong reaction has come from AAK. Senior officials of this party have said that AAK will not tolerate, because Haradinaj’s nomination as PM has been already agreed.

Member of AAK’s steering committee, Avni Arifi declared that LDK’s surprising claim for the post of the PM is against the Bloc.

“LDK’s surprising claim for the post of the PM is against the Bloc. There will not be a fresh agreement, where Haradinaj will be removed, just because Mustafa was not elected speaker of parliament”, says Arifi.

Arifi’s reaction follows the declarations of LDK lawmaker, Abdullah Hoti, that the post of the PM must be given to this party.

Jahjaga launches an ultimatum to political parties

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has launched an ultimatum toward political parties in order for them to come to an agreement and solve the political crisis.

She says that this situation cannot last indefinitely and that it’s time for political leaders to reflect.

Adviser of the president for media, Arber Vllahiu declared that this is the time when political leaders must see beyond their interests.

According to him, the long process of the formation of institutions continues to prevent the functioning of the state and has prevented its international consolidation.

“The long process of the formation of institutions continues to prevent the functioning of the state and its international consolidation. It’s now time for political leaders to see beyond their interests and overcome every obstacle in order to build sustainable and comprehensive institutions, based on the Constitution and principles that respect constitutional order and international obligations of the country”, says Vllahiu.

According to him, the president continues to demand from political leaders to understand the seriousness of the situation and reflect by offering one another the possibility of dialogue and through compromise, solve this situation.

International pressure mounts

Following the strong declarations of the US ambassador, Tracey Ann Jacobson for the solution of the political crisis as soon as possible, reactions have also arrived from the British ambassador to Kosovo, Ian Cliff. Cliff has criticized several politicians, who, like he said, continue to delay the process for personal interests.

He fully agrees with the declaration of the US ambassador, who last week, criticized political leaders for irresponsibility toward the political crisis and fight against phenomena that destroy the society, especially nepotism and corruption.

The British ambassador says that in normal circumstances, those politicians who are under investigation or undergoing trial,  should have not been part of politics. /ibna/