Kosovo Government Is Toppled in No-Confidence Vote
Kosovo Government has lost a no-confidence vote, leading to its collapse.
The motion in Albin Kurti’s Government was triggered by junior coalition
partner – LDK. A transitional government is now expected to take over amidst
coronavirus pandemic crisis.
Kosovo lawmakers brought down the Vetevendosje-LDK government of Prime
Minister Albin Kurti late on Wednesday, following a vote of no confidence. The
motion was supported by opposition parties. Kurti who was voted on 3 February
2020 will remain as a caretaker prime minister in the meantime. The Democratic
League of Kosovo (LDK) which was part of the coalition initiated the motion
after PM Albin Kurti sacked minister of Internal Affairs, Agim Veliu, a senior
member of the LDK after a dispute over whether to declare a state of emergency
to prevent further spread of coronavirus.
Speaker of the Parliament, Vjosa Osmani, who is deputy head of the LDK
has voted against the motion of no-confidence and criticised her party for the initiative.