Assembly of Kosovo
|Assembly of Kosovo
Kuvendi i Kosovës
|5th Kosovan Assembly|
Government Coalition (83)
|8 June 2014|
|Assembly Building, Pristina, Kosovo|
|This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
|Constitution and law|
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 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), declared that Kosovo is independent from Serbia and subsequently adopted a constitution, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.
- 10 seats for the representatives of the Serbs.
- 4 seats for the representatives of the Romani, Ashkali and Egyptians.
- 3 seats for the Bosniaks.
- 2 seats for the Turks.
- 1 seat for the Gorans.
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
|Democratic League of Kosovo||184,596||25.24||0.55||30||3|
|Alliance for the Future of Kosovo||69,793||9.54||1.50||11||1|
|Civic Initiative for Kosovo||37,681||5.15||New||6||6|
|New Kosovo Alliance||34,170||4,67||2.62||0||8|
|Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo||7,424||1.02||0.20||2||1|
|Progressive Democratic Party||5,973||0.82||New||1||1|
|Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo||3,335||0.46||0.05||1|
|New Democratic Party||2,837||0.39||0.04||1|
|Turkish Justice Party of Kosovo||2,349||0.32||New||0|
|Egyptian Liberal Party||1,960||0.27||New||1||1|
|Movement for Democratic Prosperity||1,787||0.24||New||0|
|Ashkali Party for Integration||1,583||0.22||0.02||1|
|New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo||1,456||0.20||0.04||0||1|
|Centre Democratic Union||1,298||0.18||New||0|
|Coalition for Gora||1,193||0.16||New||1||1|
|Party of Democratic Action||1,096||0.15||0.08||0|
|Bosniak United List||860||0.12||New||0|
|Hashan Gashi (independent candidate)||775||0.11||New||0|
|Movement for Gora||754||0.10||New||0|
|Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo||702||0.10||0.16||0||1|
|Kosovar New Romani Party||645||0.09||New||1||1|
|United Roma Party of Kosovo||642||0.09||0.01||0||1|
|Independent Liberal Party||379||0.05||2.00||0||8|
|Movement Traditional Albanian Grouping||243||0.03||New||0|
|Total votes cast / turnout||766,834||42.63||2.66|
|Source: Central Election Commission CEC|
Notes and references
|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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.|