I shall not resign in front of those who take on the streets, says Kosovo’s PM

I shall not resign in front of those who take on the streets, says Kosovo’s PM

Pristina, 18 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The political crisis in Kosovo continues to deepen. In spite of efforts and strong opposition pressure, Kosovo’s PM, Isa Mustafa says that he will not resign in front of those who take on the streets.

“I can assure you that neither I, nor the Democratic League of Kosovo have not come in power to destroy the state. Our objectives and responsibilities are to develop the country. This is why I don’t intend to resign”, declared the PM.

Mustafa said that he is determined to work and accept the criticism coming from the citizens.

Mustafa also mentioned the Association of Serb Communes and Demarcation with Montenegro, when saying that they cannot act as a reason to exert violence on the institutions of Kosovo.

Commenting the agreement on the demarcation with Montenegro, Mustafa said that the demarcation will be made based on Kosovo’s state borders from 1974 until 1988, which are part of the Ahtisaari’s package.

Meanwhile, opposition parties continue to demand fresh parliamentary elections.

Leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj said that the opposition will not allow for the country to be governed by those who violate the Constitution.

“The next protest will be bigger than the January 9th. We will continue our battle to defend sovereignty, against the agreement on the Association of Serb Communes and border demarcation with Montenegro”, Haradinaj said.

This week, parliament of Kosovo will start a new session.

In spite of a period of pause that lasted several weeks, parliamentary groups have not changed their political stances and while the majority is hoping on a quiet parliamentary session, opposition MPs confirm that they will block parliamentary proceedings.

Although up until a few days ago a possibility to postpone the elections was being discussed until a political agreement was struck, the US ambassador, Greg Delawie has demanded to speaker of parliament, Kadri Veseli, in a meeting held with him, for parliament to continue its proceedings based on its constitutional functions. /ibna/