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• Constitutive Assembly session still not scheduled (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Analysts: PAN alone cannot form stable government (TV21)
• Djuric calls on Serb representatives not to hurry up in constituting institutions (RTK2, Klan Kosova)
• VV about to reach agreement with LAA (Klan Kosova)

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Constitutive Assembly session still not scheduled

 (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)


Even though almost one week has passed since the Central Election Commission (CEC) certified June 11 elections, the constitutive Assembly session has not been scheduled yet. The PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) Prime Minister designate Ramush Haradinaj said that new institutions would be constituted soon, but so far he has been supported only by non-Serb minority parties. Fatmir Limaj of Nisma për Kosovën told Radio Free Europe that Haradinaj still has time to discuss with political parties, in order to persuade them to vote for him as Prime Minister.


PAN representatives say they have got votes also by other political entities, but VV and LDK representatives denied it, saying they will not support Haradinaj, as long as he is a member of a coalition with PDK


Nevertheless, PDK vice chairman Memli Krasniqi says they have reached agreements with individual MPs who will vote in favour of Haradinaj as Prime Minister. However, Armend Zemaj of LDK referred to Krasniqi’s statements as conspiracy theories.


Analysts: PAN alone cannot form stable government



Fadil Maloku, university professor, thinks that the PDK-AAK-NISMA (PAN) coalition alone cannot form a stable government; instead, he believes that a comprehensive government is the solution.


Artan Murati, political analyst, believes that following the refusal of VV and LDK to discuss establishment of new institutions with the PAN Prime Minister designate Haradinaj, the only solution is that Haradinaj discusses with MPs individually.


In professor Maloku’s view, new elections are not a solution, at least not at the present stage when electoral law has not gone through a reform. “There is no electoral law anywhere in the world where minority representation, which according to the Constitution shall be 10 percent, in the Central Commission it is 40 percent. This is an absurd, and it is not the only one,” Maloku said.


Artan Murati also thinks that it is too early to discuss the possibility of new elections.


Djuric calls on Serb representatives not to hurry up in forming institutions

(RTK2, Klan Kosova)


Seemingly, Srpska List is not at all in a hurry in regard to establishment of new Kosovo institutions. Now that they have received a public invitation for consultations by the PAN coalition nominee for Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, Belgrade has been involved once again. It was Director of the so-called Serbian Office for Kosovo Marko Djuric, who On Wednesday in Zvecan presented the position and advice of his state in terms of constituting government of Kosovo following June 11 elections.


“My piece of advice to Serb representatives is: take it easy, don’t hurry up! First, let Albanians settle and agree amongst themselves, and then together we can define and understand what our interest is and whether at all we have any interest in the whole thing,” Djuric said.


In addition, Djuric in his political role, who always presents Serb minority as victim of the majority in Kosovo, says that his messages should be influential.


“Don’t put us Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija between a rock and a hard place, so let us not be a subject to conflict. I reiterate, let Albanian parties reach an agreement first, and we come next,” Djuric stated.


In fact, this position has already had an impact on Srpska List, which got nine seats in the Assembly of Kosovo. Although the Srpska List leader Slavko Simic had stated that he would have consultations with all parties that invite him to discuss establishment of government, now he has changed his words.


In a statement to Belgrade’s Politika daily, Simic said that in case of Ramush Haradinaj, first of all Haradinaj should officially become a candidate for Prime Minister, and then Serbs will sit in a meeting with him.


VV about to reach agreement with LAA

 (Most monitored broadcasters, Klan Kosova)


Ramush Haradinaj is not the only one who has started efforts for constituting new government; his opponent from VV Albin Kurti is acting likewise. Furthermore, Kurti is not even waiting for Haradinaj to fail in constituting government and then getting President’s mandate, but already last week Kurti started negotiations with the LDK-AKR-Alternativa (LAA) coalition, so that together they can constitute government. This was confirmed by Donika Kadaj-Bujupi of VV.


According to her, orientation differences will not represent any problem for those political parties to harmonise their programmes. Moreover, it seems that even mutual accusations between VV and LDK will not represent any problem.


According to Kadaj-Bujupi, the two political parties may harmonise their programmes; nevertheless, she says that VV will not give up its position on Demarcation and Association, although she considers those as dead settlements.


On the other hand, LDK officials did not respond to Klan Kosova’s question about LDK’s position regarding this issue.

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