Kosovo’s New Prime Minister Assumes Office - Gazeta Express

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04/06/2020 9:40

Kosovo’s New Prime Minister Assumes Office

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Gazeta Express

04/06/2020 9:40

Kosovo’s new prime minister, Avdullah Hoti, assumed office on Thursday with a defile in front of the Ceremonial Guard, a day after Parliament voted his Cabinet.

The handover of duties was attended by the Secretary of Prime Minister’s Office Fitim Krasniqi. His predecessor Albin Kurti of Vetevendosje announced Wednesday that he would not attend the handover ceremony reminding that it was him as prime minister who dismissed Hoti of the former coalition partner LDK because of disagreements.

Hoti after the ceremony as chaired the first meeting of the Government and according to the agenda published by his Office in his first day of work he will pay homages at the memorial of former President of Kosovo and historic leader of the LDK, Ibrahim Rugova. Hoti also will visit Prekaz to pay homages at Adem Jashari’s memorial.

Kosovo Parliament endorsed Hoti of LDK to lead as prime minister in coalition with Ramush Haradinaj’s party AAK and Fatmir Limaj’s Nisma, Behgjet PAcolli’s AKR and Serbian minority party Srpska List. Securing only 61 votes, the lowest possible number of votes in the 120-seat parliament, Hoti replaced Albin Kurti, whom the LDK overthrew in a no-confidence vote on 25 March. The same dame the then prime minister Kurti dismissed Hoti as his deputy. /GazetaExpress/