Columnist Enver Robelli writes today in the paper that the Kosovo electorate has handed over a joint victory to Vetevendosje and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and the two need to demonstrate historic responsibility in managing it. “There should be no room for triumphant and excluding poses towards one another. The one that comes second should align oneself behind the first. Because without one another you cannot form a government of hope,” Robelli writes.
He suggests that one of the first decisions the new government of Kosovo should take is to change the law on elections so as to enable Diaspora voters to cast their ballots at the Kosovo diplomatic representations.
Robelli goes on to quote Swiss politician Ueli Leuenberger, a great supporter of Kosovo, saying in his congratulatory message that he wished “strength and wisdom” to the new leaders of Kosovo. “There is no better message than this one. Wisdom is now required to build a new government,” Robelli says.
He writes further: “Edi Rama also lost on Sunday in Kosovo. He who got enthusiastic in Nis with Aleksandar Vucic’s idea for splitting Kosovo. He who came to the Assembly of Kosovo and spoke and spoke and never mentioned the name of Ibrahim Rugova, leader of Kosovo’s independence. And what happened? Half of the Assembly boycotted his speech.”
Robelli says Sunday election results also sent KLA commanders to opposition. “They viewed their freedom as a five-star hotel they can use free of charge and without any accountability. They viewed the freedom as an opportunity to rob the country, kill political opponents, slander with their hounds from the publicist underground. With them freedom got downgraded to a disgusting intrigue. Now in the opposition, they have a chance to learn: you don’t spit on the people who Serbia killed for 100 years! These people have power!”
“The real difficulties begin now,” he continues. “A government with clean hands. A government without influence of thieves. A government that does not pardon the debts to oligarchs. A government that discovers the killers. A government that opens doors to Kosovo towards European integration. The way Fehmi Agani, Enver Maloku, Xhemail Mustafa would have wanted. Any many more like them. Because freedom is not only a celebration at the square. This should be known to the prime minister, be it a he or a she.”