Kosovo’s Compromise-President Thwarts Ambitions of Parliament Speaker Krasniqi

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PRISHTINA / PRISTINA – Both parties of the ruling coalition in Kosovo, the New Alliance for Kosovo (AKR) and the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), agreed together with the biggest opposition party, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), on a “consensual” candidate for the recently passed anew presidential election by the Kosovan parlia-ment: The before politically unknown jurist and deputy commander of the Kosovo police forces, Ms. Atifete Jahjaga, is the new compromise and first female President of the Republic of Kosovo.

Following an intensive “mediation” of Kosovo US Ambassador Christopher Dell, LDK head and Mayor of Kosovo’s capital city Prishtina, Isa Mustafa, agreed to sign an according memorandum of understanding with both the AKR of former presidency candidate Pacolli, and the PDK of Kosovo PM Thaci. With their agreement the involved parties try to overcome the reporteddeadlock of the Kosovan political system.

The outcome thwarted the ambitions of the former acting President, Jakup Krasniqi, who tried to extend his presidency by proposing to slow down and to vote for a new President only after a (supposedly long lasting) change of the Kosovan constitution and electoral system. Chairing the Kosovan parliament, Krasniqi – due to several formal mistakes during the respective parliamentary session for the former – an now repeated – election of the Kosovan presidency in March 2011 – provoked the decision of the constitutional court of Kosovo, to force just beforehand voted President Pacolli to step down after 5 weeks in office. What followed was an ongoing political and constitutional crisis. Accordingly at least Pacolli’s AKR was not able to further support Krasniqi, who already complained in Kosovo media, that he “felt” ignored during the talks.

In addition to deciding on interim candidate Jahjaga, LDK, PDK and AKR also agreed on earlier parliamentary elections in summer 2013. Although with doubtful impact, the parties further on intend to realize a change of the constitution aiming at reaching a direct voting of the Kosovan presidency within 18 month.

However, the whole process seems not to pass by without damaging thereputation of PM Thaci within its own party PDK. The tonight’s voting of candidate Jahjaga was seemingly not supported by PDK MP parliament head Krasniqi and the not less important former Minister, PDK MP Limaj, who harshly criticized PM Thaci to be responsible for the current situation by pushing PDK in a coalition with AKR "which started and ended wrongly".

The remaining opposition parties, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), led by the Den Haag arrested Ramush Harajdinaj, as well as the nationalist party “Vetevendosje” (Self-determination) of political activist MP Albin Kurti declared to continue boycotting the “consensus” as to their exclusion from the talks with US ambassador Dell. Considering the strong involvement of Dell in pushing the candidacy of Atifete Jahjaga, a “Vetevendosje” representative was quoted as saying, “… this is not Democracy but Dell-ocracy”.

For more information about Kosovo, its politics, media and more, go to Kosovo Online News. This article was first published on  Technorati

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