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  Kosovo Court Says Govt Can be Formed Without Elections
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Last EditedBojicat  May 29, 2020 08:46pm
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News DateSaturday, May 30, 2020 02:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionKosovo’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a new government can be formed without holding snap elections and that President Hashim Thaci did not breach the constitution by giving a mandate to a new prime minister.

The Constitutional Court of Kosovo on Thursday ruled that President Hashim Thaci did not make an unconstitutional decision when he gave a mandate to a new prime minister to form a new administration without holding fresh elections.

He took this action after the outgoing ruling party, Vetevendosje, did not nominate anyone for the role.

The court ruling sparked anger from Vetevendosje, which has demanded snap elections since its government was ousted in March in a vote of no confidence, and has threatened to stage street protests.

Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Haki Abazi accused the Constitutional Court of handing down a political verdict rather than a legal one.
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