Serbian national broadcaster RTS quotes today Pristina based daily Zeri that a new government in Pristina cannot be formed without the Serbian List. According to Zeri, since the Serbian List has won the most votes in the snap parliamentary elections, Albin Kurti will have to include that party in his cabinet.
Albin Kurti earlier said that Serbian List representatives would not be part of his government, and in the meantime, he had already talked with Nenad Rasic of the PDS party.
Zeri writes that if Kurti wants to introduce Serbs from another party into the government, according to the Kosovo constitution, he would need get the approval of the party that represents this community in parliament, which is, in this case, the Serbian List, quoted RTS.
“Even political experts say avoiding the Serbian List in government is impossible and Kurti will be obliged to include the Serbian List in the new government,” Zeri reported.
The daily recalled that point 3, Article 96 of the Kosovo Constitution clearly specifies the distribution of ministries to minority communities.
“In case the government has 12 ministries there will be at least one minister from the Serb community and one minister from any other non-majority community in Kosovo. If there are more than 12 ministers in the government, in that case it will have a third minister, who will represent one of the non-majority communities in Kosovo,” Zeri quoted the Constitution.