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No-Confidence Vote Topples Kurti Govt in Kosovo
|Last Edited||Bojicat Mar 25, 2020 10:43pm|
|Author||Xhorxhina Bami - Balkan Insight|
|News Date||Thursday, March 26, 2020 04:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Defying international calls to act more responsibly at a time of crisis, MPs in Kosovo successfully overthrew the government in a no-confidence motion on Wednesday, leaving the country rudderless. |
The Kosovo government led by Albin Kurti was overthrown on Wednesday by a no-confidence motion initiated by the junior party in the governing coalition, the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK.
With 82 votes in favour, 32 against, and 1 abstention, the government was bought down following a series of disputes over important decisions between the main governing Vetevendosje party, to which Kurti belongs, and the LDK.
The speaker of parliament, Vjosa Osmani, herself a member of LDK, declared her opposition to the motion.
In a speech at parliament, she said, “I disagree with the motion of no confidence, so much more at the moment [in regards to the global coronavirus pandemic]. I am against any agreement with PAN, and I do not want to break the trust of citizens at any cost, so I will vote against the motion”.
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