It is to be expected that Albin Kurti and Ramush Haradinaj will form a government, which would mean that Haradinaj will probably be the future president of the so-called Kosovo. Kurti will continue where he left off, dealing with internal issues while waiting for Biden, and dialogue with Belgrade will not be his priority. The Serbian list will get all ten seats in the Kosovo parliament.
This is a summary of the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Kosovo and Metohija, which, based on preliminary results, was presented to us by Stefan Surlić from the Faculty of Political Sciences. According to him, everything went as expected in the elections in Kosovo and Metohija.
Haradinaj and Kurti are future partners
“Albin Kurti’s self-determination still has different estimates of how many votes it really won, because that number is between 45 and 50 percent, but it is clear that it will win. He will have to include the Serbian List in the post-election coalition government, because only in that way, according to the constitution and the law that is valid in Pristina, can the government be formed. A possible coalition partner of Self-Determination is the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo
Ramush Haradinaj, who expressed his ambition to become the president of the so-called “Kosovo and he will condition their support for Kurti on his candidacy for president,” says Surlić.
Surlic says that if Kurti’s ambition is to achieve a broader coalition, then he will definitely go with Haradinaj as a partner. Also, our interlocutor adds, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), the party of Hashim Thaci and Kadri Veselji until yesterday, is not an adequate partner for Kurti, although surprises are possible.
Kurti does not want PDK, and he cannot do without the Serbian List
“Because of the previous relations, and these two parties differed on all fronts, there were great conflicts, I do not believe that this long-standing problem will be solved in a short time and that they will be able to form a coalition,” Surlic said.
As for the Serbian list, according to our interlocutor, it is almost certain that this list will win all ten seats again.
“Turnout was high, especially in the north of Kosovo, somewhat lower in Gracanica, but in the whole of Kosovo it is above average, so I think that the Serbian list, despite the fact that a large number of Serbs were deleted from the voter list, is still safe from guaranteed ten seats in Pristina parliament. , “States Surlić.
If Kurti forms the government, as expected, our interlocutor says that he will continue where he left off.
Dialogue is not Kurti’s priority
“Kurts will have determined hands, that is, they will not have an equal coalition partner, which gives him greater political power.” This means that it will be based on the internal reforms that he promised earlier, and I think that the dialogue with Belgrade will not be his priority. He will wait for the change of international circumstances and the help of Biden and his administration. “They expect a complete change in the format of talks and greater pressure on Belgrade, and until then, I think that the political and social situation in Kosovo will be a priority for Kurti,” Sputnik’s interlocutor is convinced.
As for the so-called president. Kosovo, the candidate of Self-Determination is Vljosa Osmani, but Surlić reminds that for the election of the president of the so-called Kosovo does not have a sufficient majority, that is, a relative majority, but qualified to elect a president.
Haradinaj will have the advantage for Thaci’s chair
“According to these results, Self-Determination cannot run for Osmani without a coalition with some other political option because the president is elected in the Kosovo parliament. If Haradinaj reaches a coalition agreement with Self-Determination, then it is very possible that he will become the president of Kosovo. I believe that due to the position of the president who does not have great constitutional and legal powers,
Kurti will not sacrifice government formation. I believe that he will find a compromise on this issue, “our interlocutor points out.
Surlic believes that with these results, Kosovo will not wait long to form a government, but the fact that Albanian political actors have said that the government will not depend on Serbs this time is worrying. This only speaks of the continuity of discriminatory policy towards the Serb community in Kosovo and their representatives, but still in this case, if there is no broader coalition agreement, I believe that constructive cooperation with minority communities can occur, and that is the key Serbian list.
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