Venice Commission will not treat Kurti’s request on Kosovo President competencies - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

05/05/2020 17:39

Venice Commission will not treat Kurti’s request on Kosovo President competencies

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Gazeta Express

05/05/2020 17:39

The Venice Commission will not deal with a request of Kosovo’s outgoing Prime Minister Albin Kurti who asked an opinion on the President’s power to disband the Parliament and to propose a candidate for Prime Minister following the motion of no-confidence that ousted Kurti’s government last month, Gazeta Express reports.

The caretaker Government said in a statement that the Commission has assessed to respect the decision-making of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.

“After the Constitutional Court takes a decision on imposing an interim measure until 29 May, by suspending the implementation of President’s Decree, and considering that the Court is reviewing this case, the Commission has assessed to respect the decision-making of the Constitutional Court, which has already acted. We welcome the suggestion of the Commission to respect and wait for the review of the request and a decision of the Constitutional Court. After the decision and if we need additional explanation and help from Venice Commission, we will take necessary steps, if deemed necessary,” the Government said in a press release.

On 1 May, Kosovo’s Constitutional Court suspended procedures on forming new government of Kosovo until May 29, when it is expected to rule on whether President Thaci’s decree granting Kosovo’s second-largest party, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), the right to form a new government, is in line with the Constitution or not. /GazetaExpress/