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Kosovo opposition announces coalition and forms government

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The leaders of the opposition Self-Determination movement, Albin Kurti and the Democratic Union, threatened by new elections, after long negotiations, signed a coalition agreement to form a parliamentary majority and a future cabinet.

“Today we met with Dr. Isa Mustafa and agreed to choose a new government at a parliamentary meeting tomorrow. We also shared responsibility in the new cabinet ,” Kurti said, his statement posted on Facebook.

In turn, Mustafa confirmed the agreement. “We have agreed. I believe that this is a good job in the interests of the changes that should happen. We explored all the alternatives and options. We want the new government to be successful and fulfill the expectations of citizens,” he said.

The parliamentary elections in the self-proclaimed republic were held on October 6, 2019, however, since the parties could not form a government for a long time, the president of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Hashim Thaci gave two weeks for this, otherwise, new elections would be held.

It is expected that the parliamentary meeting at which the government will be elected will be held on Monday, February 3.

The cabinet will consist of 15 ministries, six of them will be headed by representatives of Self-Determination, and another six by representatives of the Democratic Union of Kosovo. Representatives of national minorities will get three seats in the cabinet, of which two are likely to receive Serbs.

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