Assembly of Kosovo

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Assembly of Kosovo
Kuvendi i Kosovës
Skupština Kosova
Kosova Meclisi
Közgyűlés Koszovó
Sobranieto na Kosovo
Skupščina Kosova
Synélef̱si̱ tou Kossyfopedíou
Asamblare din Kosovo
Assemblea e Kosoves
3rd Kosovan Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
Chairman Jakup Krasniqi, DPK
Since 12 December 2007
Structure
Seats 120
Kosovo Assembly chart.svg
Political groups
  Serbian parties (13)
  Minority party (12)
Elections
Last election 12 December 2010
Meeting place
Assembly Building, Pristina, Kosovo
Website
http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=2,1
Coat of arms of Kosovo.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Kosovo
Constitution

The Assembly of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Kosovës; Serbian: Скупштина Косова / Skupština Kosova) was originally established by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in 2001[1] to provide 'provisional, democratic self-government'.

On February 17, 2008, representatives of the people of Kosovo, acting outside the UNMIK's PISG framework (not representing the Assembly of Kosovo or any other of these institutions),[2] declared that Kosovo is independent from Serbia and subsequently adopted a constitution, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.

The Assembly of the new Republic of Kosovo[a] is regulated by the Constitution of Kosovo and has 120 members; of these, 100 are directly voted into the Assembly whilst the rest are reserved as follows:

Committees[edit]

The Kosovo Assembly has 19 committees:

  • Budget Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Economy
  • Committee for Education, Science and Technology
  • Committee for Health
  • Committee for Labour and Social Welfare
  • Committee for Public Services
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Committee on Judicial, Legislative and Constitutional Framework Matters
  • Committee on Missing Persons – it is a relatively unique committee that deals with the issue of large number of missing persons and prisoners of war as a result of the Kosovo War.
  • Committee on Media
  • Committee on the Rights and Interests of Communities
  • Committee for Trade and Industry
  • Committee for Culture, Youth and Sports
  • Committee for Environment and Spatial Planning
  • Committee for Transport and Communications
  • Committee for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development
  • Committee on Emergency Preparedness
  • Committee on Public Petitions and Claims
  • Committee on Gender Equality

Speakers of the Assembly of Kosovo[edit]

Election results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 12 December 2010 Assembly of Kosovo election results
Parties and coalitions Votes  % Main Serbs Minority
Democratic Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Kosovës) 224,339 32.11 34
Democratic League of Kosovo (Lidhja Demokratike e Kosovës) 172,552 24.69 27
Self-Determination (Vetëvendosje) 88,652 12.69 14
Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (Aleanca për Ardhmërinë e Kosovës) 77,130 11.04 12
New Kosovo Coalition (Koalicioni për Kosovë të Re)* 50,951 7.29 8
New Spirit Party (Partia Fryma e Re) 15,156 2.17
Democratic League of Dardania (Lidhja Demokratike e Dardanisë) 14,924 2.14
Independent Liberal Party (Samostalna Liberalna Stranka) 14,352 2.05 2 6
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo (Kosova Demokratik Türk Partisi) 8,548 1.22 1 2
United Serbian List (Jedinstvena Srpska Lista) 6,004 0.86 1 3
Vakat Coalition (Koalicija Vakat) 5,296 0.76 1 1
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Ashkanlive të Kosovës) 2,871 0.41 1
New Democratic Party (Nova Demokratska Stranka) 2,478 0.35 1
Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo (Bošnjačka Stranka Demokratske Akcije Kosova) 1,818 0.26 1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo (Iniciativa e Re Demokratike e Kosovës) 1,690 0.24 1
Party of Democratic Action (Stranka Demokratske Akcije) 1,602 0.23
Ashkali Party for Integration (Partia Ashkalinjëve për Integrim) 1,386 0.2 1
Kosovo Turkish Union (Kosova Türk Birliǧi) 1,364 0.2
League of Egyptians of Kosovo (Lidhja e Egjiptianëve të Kosovës) 1,010 0.14
Serb Democratic Party of Kosovo and Metohija (Srpska Demokratska Stranka Kosova i Metohije) 1,008 0.14 1
Serbian Social Democratic Party (Srpska Socijal Demokratska Stranka) 829 0.12
Civic Initiative of Gora (Građanska Inicijativa Gore) 787 0.11 1
Montenegrin Democratic Party (Crnogorska Demokratska Stranka) 771 0.11
Serb People's Party (Srpska Narodna Stranka) 749 0.11
United Roma Party of Kosovo (Partia Rome e Bashkuar e Kosovës) 690 0.1 1
Social Democratic Party of Gora (Socijaldemokratska Stranka Gore) 598 0.09
Serb Kosovo-Metohija Party (Srpska Kosovsko-Metohijska Stranka) 505 0.07
Union of Independent Social Democrats of Kosovo and Metohija (Savez Nezavisnih Socijaldemokrata Kosova i Metohije) 486 0.07
Civic Initiative National Wing (Gradjanska Inicijativa Krilo Naroda) 205 0.03
Total (turnout 47.5%) 646,623 100.0 100 10 10
Source: CEC

* consisting of New Kosovo AllianceJustice PartySocial Democratic PartyPensionists and Disabled PartyPensionists Party of KosovoAlbanian National Democratic PartyGreen Party of Kosovo (Aleanca Kosova e Re–Partia e Drejtësisë–Partia Social Demokrate–Partia e Pensionistëve Invalidore–Partia e Pensionistëve të Kosovës–Partia Nacional Demokratike Shqiptare–Partia e të Gjelbërve të Kosovës)

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 107 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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Coordinates: 42°39′53″N 21°09′51″E / 42.66472°N 21.16417°E / 42.66472; 21.16417