Kosovo’s acting president calls snap election on 14 February
will hold snap parliamentary elections on 14 February after the Constitutional
Court ruled last month that the parliamentary confirmation of its government in
June 2019 was illegal and the country must hold a fresh general election.
President’s Office issued a statement announcing that acting president Vjosa Osmani
has dissolved the Parliament and called the new parliamentary election on 14
on the constitutional responsibilities and the Constitutional Court’s Judgment
No. KO-95/20, and after consultations with the political parties in parliament
and the Central Election Commission, acting President, dr. Vjosa Osmani, has
decided to call early parliamentary election on 14 February 2021,” the
President’s Office said in a statement.
President urged the CEC to take all necessary actions to organize and hold
elections for the Parliament of Kosovo. Acting President also issued a decree
dissolving the seventh legislation of the Parliament of Kosovo.
The Constitutional Court
of Kosovo on 21 December 2020 ruled that the election of the government of
Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti was invalid because the June parliamentary
confirmation of his cabinet was passed with a vote by an MP who was convicted
with a final court’s decision.
The government, led by
the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), was elected by 61 MPs in country’s
120-seat parliament. The opposition party of Vetevendosje whose government was
ousted after a no-confidence motion in Parliament, asked the Constitutional
Court on legality of Hoti’s Government. The Vetevendosje argued that the
decisive vote of MP Etem Arifi, representing a Roma minority party, was illegal
because he had already been convicted of fraud.
Since Kosovo declared
independence in 2008, not a single government has finished its full term. /GazetaExpress/