Vetevendosje, LDK fail to reach agreement on coalition government

Vetevendosje, LDK fail to reach agreement on coalition government

Negotiations on forming new Kosovo Government between Vetevendosje and Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) ended Monday without results.

Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti, after meeting the LDK chairman Isa Mustafa, told media that he will maintain contacts with Mustafa, after today’s talks ended without concrete results to form a new Government.

Vetevendosje won Kosovo elections held on 6 October and Albin Kurti was proposed by the Vetevendosje to form a new government. “When we have a full agreement we will reveal it. Today’s meeting ended and I am in direct contact with the LDK chairman to schedule the next meeting in order to continue talks until reaching an agreement,” Kurti said.

The LDK chairman, Isa Mustafa, after meeting with Kurti said that the meeting was substantial, but they disagreed on “certain topics”.

“We had a substantial meeting, because without such talks it is difficult to reach a sustainable cooperation in the future. We have an agreement on the government program, but there are some other issues we have discussed today that need to be negotiated. Today there is no agreement on a coalition, but there is an accord to work and find ways that would bring us closer and reaching a deal”, Mustafa said.

The two parties held several meetings at the level of experts and managed to harmonize the programs. But the Vetevendosje and LDK are negotiating ministerial posts and the position of the president, two years after the mandate of the current president expires./ibna