Kosovo's Kurti: Court sides with 'state kidnappers'; Thaci: Respect ruling

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Source: N1

Kosovo's Constitutional Court ruled that President Hashim Thaci's decree on a candidate for the prime ministerial post was in line with the Constitution and that after the Government of Albin Kurti was voted out on March 25, new general elections should not be called, N1 reported.

The outgoing Prime Minister, however, said the ruling was unacceptable, adding the Court „took the side of the state abductors.“

Thaci welcomed the decision and said that „the will of the citizens who support other parties, not only one (Kurti’s Self-Determination movement) is confirmed.“

After March 25, Thaci had called on Kurti, whose movement won the elections last October, to appoint his successor. Still, he reportedly, refused that, saying he was busy with fighting the coronavirus epidemic.

On Friday, Kurti said that was not true and accused the Court of deciding based on prejudices.

After the elections, Kurti formed the coalition government with the second-placed Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). Still, after Kurti dismissed a minister from LDK, its members of the Parliament voted for the government ouster.

Kosovo’s Constitution envisages that in case the party that won the elections cannot form a government in the second attempt, a president has a right to offer the post to the runner-up in the vote.

LDK announced that a government session would possibly be held at the beginning of next week, while their opponents used social networks to call a protest against the Court ruling on June 5.

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 The Self-Determination has immediately not announced its next moves.