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/