LDK and Vetevendosje leading in Kosovo, followed by PDK and AAK - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

06/08/2019 15:20

LDK and Vetevendosje leading in Kosovo, followed by PDK and AAK

Ballina

Gazeta Express

06/08/2019 15:20

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. In view of the recent events in Kosovo IFIMES has analysed the current political situation of this country, including Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj’s resignation and his questioning before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (KSC-SPO).

The most interesting and relevant sections from the comprehensive analysis entitled “Kosovo 2019 early parliamentary election: A new chance for decriminalisation of Kosovo?” is IFIMES’s prediction on who is going to win next elections in Kosovo which are expected to be held soon. According to IFIMES if early elections take place soon, the situation in the political scene and the citizens’ orientation go in favour of the Vetevendosje, which leads slightly before the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), while the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) are competing for the third place. The fifth player that may enter the Kosovo Parliament is the party Nisma. Other political parties are currently below the 5% parliamentary threshold. The representatives of minority communities are given 20 seats in the 120-member Assembly. “Like in previous parliamentary elections, public opinion polls have shown again that Albin Kurti enjoys the highest voters’ support as prime minister candidate. Nevertheless, there is still a risk that early election will be prevented, since the leading two parties of the incumbent government (PDK and AAK) would be the losers of next election,” IFIMES says in an analysis on Kosovo.

According to IFIMES analysts have noted that the current circumstances in Kosovo are very detrimental for the country’s interests and that early parliamentary election would most probably resolve the existing complicated situation and bring a new legitimate government that would be ready to face the challenges of fighting crime and corruption, ensuring economic development and preventing massive emigration, especially of the young population, from Kosovo. Therefore, the results of the eventual early parliamentary election and the formation of the new coalition and new government could represent a new chance for decriminalisation of Kosovo, which is the key process for the existence and the future of this country. /GazetaExpress/