The outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj was asked by Radio Free Europe if the other politicians summoned by the Special Court should follow his example.
“Yes, without wanting to set a standard for everyone, but I think that this is the way I acted, despite the fact that it is not easy. I am aware that there are many implications both for me and for all those who wanted me to lead the work. Nevertheless, I think that this is the most rightful way to save Kosovo, Kosovo’s honor, honor of the state, honor of institutions, but also honor of Albanian warriors.
Asked if Kosovo should go for new elections or establish a new government, Haradinaj said it is very important not to allow a vacuum, or any kind of governing or legal irregularity.
“Luckily, the situation in Kosovo is stable, so it is functional, and life goes on. We are in democracy. Our Constitution has foreseen required actions in these cases. I am now finalizing formal letters for the President and Assembly Speaker. Then the parliament can serve itself with a certain date or the President can propose dissolving of the parliament and new elections. The reason why I requested elections is that I requested the trust of the population when I took over the mandate to lead the government. I thought that the most certain mandate in these cases is if you return it to the sovereign, population. I think that the right solution in this case is to proclaim early elections, based on constitutional and legal deadlines. I call on the citizens of the country to participate in the election process and respect the decision given by the sovereign,” Haradinaj said.