Kosovo Is Moving Towards Politics And Intergenerational Relay

2021-02-14   |   by CusiGO

Kosovo is moving towards political and intergenerational relay, according to the results of a ballot box vote after the school closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, as well as on the Spanish peninsula. This gives a clear victory to vetevendosje, a left-wing Nationalist Party supported by youth votes, which holds high the banner of anti-corruption and nepotism, In the 1990s, the guerrillas fought for division and produced a traditional party government for 20 years. It will receive 41.8% of the votes and 52 members. The absolute majority is 61, so you have to negotiate.

Second, the Democratic Party with 16.5% and 20 representatives will continue to be in power for 20 years; third, the democratic, centre right and current ruling coalition with 15.2% and 19 seats. The future alliance, another former guerrilla party, will receive 7.2% of the vote and nine members. Kosovo’s ethnic minority political parties elected 100 seats from the 120 seats in Serbia’s parliament, which declared independence in 2008, and were recognized by about 100 countries. The rest are reserved for ethnic minorities: 10 are Serbs (all expected to be on the list of Serbia, linked to Belgrade) and 10 are other ethnic minorities such as Roma, Bosnians and Turks. Their support will be the key to forming a government.

These early elections, the third in two years, were held in accordance with a constitutional decision, when it was found that the decisive vote (61 out of 120 votes) for avdulah HoTI, who had been appointed prime minister since June, should not count because the congressman had previously been convicted of fraud.

Of the 2.6 million Kosovos, two-thirds are at home and one is abroad. About 1.8 million were called to vote on Sunday. The turnout was 46.9%, nearly three percentage points higher than that of the 2019 election, despite the fact that the streets were covered with snow due to the pandemic and cold weather, and the temperature dropped to minus 14 degrees.

The coincidence of snow and election day caused traffic jams in Pristina. The taxi switchboard collapsed. Strange pictures showed parents pulling their children’s sleigh to the polling station. Others vote with a rose, because it’s also Valentine’s day.

As they left the voting center of the school of economics at the University of Pristina, supporters of the veto barely disguised their excitement about the previous vote, which heralded about 50% of the vote for Kosovo’s ethnic minorities. Ina, a 25-year-old hotel worker, half jokingly and half seriously summed up a feeling: “I voted the same as the whole of Kosovo.” Or 36 year old Wigan, who would change his choice without enthusiasm in every election until the outbreak of the veto, voted for it for the second time.

Rina, a young primitive, left the city center after the vote failed, angry at the boom: “is the alternative nationalist party? The answer to the Kosovo question is nationalism? Really? I’ve been through war, and I know what nationalism has produced. ” Meredite sekirizqa, 35, has just bet with the Democratic League to improve the situation of single mothers like her. “Kurti has all the characteristics of a potential dictator. “That I, I, i… he wants to do everything, he wants to do everything,” he said, holding his son’s hand.

After voting in the ballot box, Kurti encouraged “voting with love for the country” to “restore the sovereignty of the people.”. If the results of the poll are confirmed, vetevendosje’s victory in October 2019 (25.5%) has increased by 15 percentage points, followed by the then opposition Democratic Alliance (24.8%). After long negotiations, they formed a coalition government to make Kurti prime minister. The experience lasted only 50 days: the alliance broke down and Kurti lost the condemnation motion.

This is exactly the strategy of Kosovar ethnic minorities being punished in the vote on Sunday, and explains that in less than a year and a half, the number of veto votes has increased significantly. “It’s a vote for vetevendosje and a protest against what happened. This creates a sense that the will of citizens is not respected, “said jetA Krasniqi, a senior researcher at the Democratic Institute of Kosovo, a local branch of Transparency International, a non-governmental organization, in an original hotel.

For many, it would be irresponsible to overthrow a government by the end of March 2020 at a critical time when the epidemic is killing about 1500 people. “This is a sad and irresponsible time for the political class to write history books,” says besa Luci, editor in chief of the digital publication Kosovo 2.0. For others, it was also a trick of the agency promoted by Richard grenell, then the US special envoy in charge of the negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo, He hoped Donald Trump’s government would get a picture of a handshake, and Kurti took a tough stance in his dialogue with Serbia, which he refused to give. Six months later, the presidents of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic and HoTI, signed a major economic agreement with us leaders at the White House. The then prime minister, rather than the president and former guerrilla leader Hashim Thaci, came, unable to travel because of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Kosovo war. In November last year, the special court for Kosovo, headquartered in the Hague but part of the judicial system in Kosovo, confirmed the charge, and Thaci resigned.

Tarchi’s resignation opened the door to an interim president for VJOSA Osmani, a key figure in these elections, the symbol of a new generation of politics. In previous elections, she was the most popular woman in the country’s history, when she was a candidate for Prime Minister of the Democratic Alliance. He left the party and ran as a veto in this election, which is expected to attract young women’s votes. She’s 38, and Kurti’s 45, appear on election posters together.

In the campaign, which was shortened to 10 days by the pandemic, most of Kurti’s information was based on the need to obtain an absolute majority. “Only the victory of more than 61 members can ensure that the needed changes and much-needed progress are implemented,” he insisted. Kurti not only wants to become prime minister because he does not have an absolute majority, but also needs the consent of two-thirds of the house of representatives to appoint a president, which may force him to give up this position. In a country where the average term of government is two years and no country has completed its tasks since the declaration of independence, elections should be held in advance.

“The first challenge is to rebuild national leadership after last year’s events – the fall of Kurti’s government and the accusation of Tazi,” Marko Prelec, an expert analyst on Balkans at think tank International Crisis Group, explained in an email. “Without a consolidated national leadership with a clear strategy, nothing else – dialogue with Belgrade, national reform or European integration – can make much progress.”

One of the paradoxes in these elections is that the president aspires to a seat, but it is difficult for her to maintain the post of head of state, and Kurti can be prime minister in principle, but not a member of Parliament. This is legally prohibited because he was convicted less than three years for throwing tear gas canisters at parliament to protest the demarcation of the border with Montenegro and the establishment of an autonomous association composed of the majority voting city of Serbia.