Early elections will be held in Kosovo on September 8, the KoSSev news portal said on Monday quoting sources in the Kosovo Presidency.
Unnamed presidency sources told the Kosovo state TV (RTK) said that President Hashim Thaci decided to call the elections for early September following the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.
Outgoing Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told Radio Free Europe that holding elections within the two-month deadline set by law is important. He said he was drafting letters of resignation to be sent to President Hashim Thaci and Parliament speaker Kadri Veseli. Haradinaj said the 100 percent tariffs on Serbian goods should not be revoked before Kosovo and Serbia recognize each other.
The prime minister resigned late last week after being summoned to appear before the UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague as a suspect.