Kosovo snap election in September, media report

Gazeta Express
22 Korrik 2019 12:42

Kosovo is set to hold early general election on 8 September, after prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, a wartime commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), resigned last week after being summoned as a suspect before a war crimes court in The Hague.

A source within the President Hashim Thaci’s Office, told the public broadcaster – RTK, that Thaci asked on his legal and constitutional competencies has decided to announce early election which will be held on 8 September. According to applicable laws and Constitution extraordinary election should be held within 45 after Government collapses.

Announcing his resignation last Friday during a press conference, Haradinaj emphasized he was summoned by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office as a suspect, but not facing charges. He also said that he would run at the election which is now likely to be called by Kosovo President Hashim Thaci. /GazetaExpress/

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