Opposition politicians in Kosovo have reiterated their demand for early elections as the only solution to the political crisis – while government MPs insist the answer is further dialogue. Opposition politicians in Kosovo have repeated their demand for early elections, saying this alone will solve the country’s acute political crisis. Rexhep Selimi, an MP from the opposition Vetevendosje [Self-Determination] movement, said the government had lost its legitimity and even its legality. “Elections are necessary and inevitable,” he told BIRN, adding that early elections should be considered a healthy option for society.
Teuta Haxhiu, an MP from the opposition Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, agreed. “There’s no normality in this place and it can’t be restored without the government leaving,” Haxhiu declared.
The opposition is demanding the scrapping of an agreement reached in Brussels over the border in Montenegro and an agreement with Serbia, which involves establishing an Association of Serbian Municipalities in Kosovo with autonomous powers.
Opposition MPs have quit the assembly after halting and interupting sessions for more than six months, demanding a change of government and new elections. MPs from the ruling parties remain adamant, however, that the dispute must be solved inside parliament and not in the street.