Kosovo lawmakers schedule no-confidence vote in Albin Kurti’s Government
Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti is set
to face a vote of no-confidence Wednesday in Parliament after his junior
coalition partner – LDK initiated the motion last week.
The Parliament’s Presidency has decided to
call a session on Wednesday at 11:00 when MPs are expected to vote the motion
of no-confidence in Kurti’s Government who is leader of the Vetevendosje.
Speaker of Parliament Vjosa Osmani said the Presidency members voted to proceed
with the session despite recommendations of health authorities not to hold
public gatherings. Osmani who herself is member of the LDK said that she was
against and will vote against the motion adding that based on recommendations
of Kosovo’s National Institute of Public Health there are no conditions to hold
a session with 120 MPs sitting in the chamber due to coronavirus outbreak.
Health authorities announced Monday that so far they have confirmed 61 coronavirus
cases as the Government on Monday imposed a national lockdown to prevent
further spread of COVID-19. The LDK initiated a motion of no-confidence in
Albin Kurti’s Government after the latter sacked minister of Interior, Agim
Veliu of LDK following disagreements over coronavirus outbreak measures. Albin
Kurti’s Government was voted by the Parliament on 3 February 2020.