Officials from the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) reacted to the news that the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) signed a pre-election coalition with the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and the Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) by saying the move was foreseeable. LDK spokesperson Arban Abrashi said to Klan Kosova that PDK signed the coalition as a reaction to the “fear” from the LDK earlier reaching an agreement with the New Kosovo Alliance (AKR) and Alternative. MP Armend Zemaj told KTV that the PDK entered into a coalition with AAK and NISMA for fear that it would be beaten by the LDK in upcoming elections. Similarly, the outgoing deputy minister Bajram Gecaj in a Facebook post wrote that the union of “evil forces”, a term he coined for the PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition, was reached for fear of being “punished” by the electorate. At the same time, LDK general secretary Ismet Beqiri said in interview to Ekonomia Online that when it comes to power, “these parties forget everything.” He also voiced suspicion that the PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition was pre-arranged and that this was the reason the PDK supported the no-confidence motion that paved way to early elections.