Teargas let off in the meeting of the Parliament’s Steering Committee

Teargas let off in the meeting of the Parliament’s Steering Committee

Pristina, 24 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Opposition MPs in Kosovo have once again let off teargas in the meeting of the Parliament’s Steering Committee.

The meeting was going to decide on the date for the voting of the new president of Kosovo.

Aida Derguti, deputy speaker of parliament has been arrested as she’s suspected of letting off teargas.

Before she was arrested, Derguti said that the government coalition only cares about implementing the agreements.

“This anti-constitutional government is aiming to elect a president who doesn’t represent the unity of the people and who wants to fulfill the requests of the Serb List for the establishment of the association”, Derguti said.

According to her, the opposition’s actions aim at defending Kosovo’s sovereignty and they are not violent.

“Teargas is not a democratic mean but it is a peaceful one. We told them that the only talks that were going to be held was to decide a date for the fresh elections and that the president must be elected by the future parliament, as his election in these circumstances would deepen the crisis”, Derguti declared.

Opposition leaders in Kosovo expressed their conviction that the current coalition which has the majority in parliament, doesn’t have a legitimacy in the current political circumstances to elect the president.

The head of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj and the head of Incentive for Kosovo have called on parliament not to vote for the election of the president.

“Parliament doesn’t have legitimacy to elect the president”, Haradinaj said.

The only candidate for the post of the president is deputy prime minister, Hashim Thaci. /ibna/