2019 Kosovan parliamentary election

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2019 Kosovan parliamentary election
Kosovo
← 2017 6 October 2019

All 120 seats in the Assembly
61 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.20% (Increase2.14%)
Party Leader % Seats ±
VV Albin Kurti 25.49 31 -3
LDK Vjosa Osmani 24.82 30 +7
PDK Kadri Veseli 21.24 25 +2
100% Kosovo (AAKPSD) Ramush Haradinaj 11.57 14 +4
Serb List Goran Rakić 6.61 10 +1
NISMAAKRPD Fatmir Limaj 4.96 0 -10
Non-affiliated 3.77 10 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before
Ramush Haradinaj
AAK
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Parliamentary elections were held in Kosovo on 6 October 2019.

Background[edit]

On 19 July 2019 Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned after being summoned for questioning by the KSC in The Hague, Netherlands.[1] The constitution requires the President to designate a new candidate to either form a government, or hold new elections in between 30 to 45 days after consultation with political parties or coalitions who hold a majority in the Assembly,

On 2 August 2019, President Hashim Thaçi asked the PANA Coalition to propose a new candidate to form a coalition government. However, other political parties opposed the move.[2]

On 5 August 2019, the Assembly of Kosovo agreed to hold an extraordinary session on 22 August, planning to disband itself so that elections could be scheduled.[3] Subsequently, on 22 August 2019, MPs voted to dissolve parliament, with 89 of the 120 voting in favour, necessitating elections within 30–45 days.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

The 120 members of the Assembly are elected by open list proportional representation, with 20 seats reserved for national minorities.[5] There is a 5% threshold to obtain seats in the Assembly for non-minority parties.

Parties and coalitions[edit]

On 7 September the Election Commission published the official list of the 25 participating parties and coalitions.[6]

Party Candidate for Prime Minister
Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK)

PSHDK (Candidates run inside LDK list)[7]

Vjosa Osmani (LDK)
Vetëvendosje (VV)

Alternativa (Candidates run inside VV list).[8]

Albin Kurti (VV)
Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK)

Movement for Unification (Candidates run inside PDK list).

Kadri Veseli (PDK)
100% Kosovo (AAK - PSD Coalition) [9] Ramush Haradinaj (AAK)
NISMA - AKR - PD Coalition [10] Fatmir Limaj (NISMA)
The Word (Fjala)[6] Gëzim Kelmendi
Euroatlantic Party of Kosovo (PEK)[6] Milaim Zeka
Independent (Esmir Rasi)[6] Esmir Rasi
Serbian parties (10 seats reserved)
Serb List
Independent Liberal Party (SLS)
Serb Coalition (Sloboda) [12]
Party of Kosovo Serbs (PKS)[6]
Other minority parties (10 seats reserved)
Romani, Ashkali and Egyptians 4 seats reserved
United Roma Party of Kosovo (PREBK)
Kosovar New Romani Party (KNRP)
Ashkali Party for Integration (PAI)
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo (PDAK)
Egyptian Liberal Party (PLE)
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo (IRDK)
Bosniaks 3 seats reserved
Vakat Coalition
Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo (SDA)
New Democratic Party (NDS)
Turks 2 seats reserved
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo (KDTP)
Gorans 1 seat reserved
Civic Initiative of Gora (GIG)
Jedinstvena Goranska Partija (JGP)
Movement for Gora (PG)

Opinion polls[edit]

Coalitions

Pollster Date PDK AAK
PSD
NISMA
AKR
PD
LDK VV Other Lead Abstention
PIPOS Exit Poll- 6 Oct 25.8 12.3 5.8 27.9 28.1 0.2 -
Klan Kosova Exit Poll- 6 Oct 22.28 10.58 4.41 30 30 Tie -
SS 4 Oct 19 11 4 32 28 4 -

Parties

Pollster Date PDK AAK NISMA LDK AKR A VV PSD SL Other Lead Abstention
NDI 25 Apr 16 17 25 20 5 -
IPSP 2 Apr 16.1 12.1 5.3 21.2 1.6 0.2 19.7 2.2 1.1 1.5 -
PIPOS 1–2 Feb 26 14 5 24 3 1 19 3 - 1 2 -
2019
UBO Consulting 11–18 Dec 20.5 12.6 6.3 27.1 - - 22.6 - - 10.9 4.5 -
IFIMES 19–28 Sep 22.9 10.1 5.2 28.3 1.6 0.6 23.1 2.2 - 6 5.2 -
KDI 25 Aug–5 Sep 18.4 8.8 4.9 23.8 1.7 0.6 17.6 2 4.1 2.6 5.4 15.6
KDI 10–5 Jun 23 10.4 6.3 30.8 - - 21.2 2.4 2 4.1 7.8 -
2018
2017 election 11 Jun 2017 33.74 25.53 27.49 6.12 7.12 6.25 -

Preliminary results[edit]

The preliminary results do not include conditional or mail ballots, or ballots for those with special needs.

The main opposition parties in Kosovo received the most votes, led by VV and the LDK. Vetëvendosje leader Albin Kurti is expected to be the most likely candidate for Prime Minister, and would most likely form a governing coalition with the LDK on an anti-corruption platform. If this occurs, he will be the first Prime Minister who had not been a fighter of the KLA during the 1990s. The pro-government NISMAAKRPD alliance fell only a few hundred votes short of meeting the 5% electoral threshold, and thus lost all 10 of their combined seats.

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Party Votes % Seats[citation needed] +/–
Vetëvendosje 203,052 25.49 31 –3
Democratic League of Kosovo 197,702 24.82 30 +7
Democratic Party of Kosovo 169,211 21.24 25 +2
100% Kosovo (AAKPSD) 92,149 11.57 14 +4
Serb List 52,620 6.61 10 +1
NISMAAKRPD 39,495 4.96 0 –10
Vakat Coalition 7,077 0.89 2 0
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo 6,582 0.83 2 0
Egyptian Liberal Party 5,072 0.64 1 0
New Democratic Party 4,077 0.51 1 0
Ashkali Party for Integration 3,202 0.40 1 0
Fjala 2,929 0.37 0 0
Independent Liberal Party 1,910 0.24 0 –1
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo 1,818 0.23 1 0
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo 1,559 0.20 0 0
Unified Party of the Gorans 1,155 0.15 1 0
Euroatlantic Party of Kosovo 1,078 0.14 0 New
United Roma Party of Kosovo 992 0.12 1 0
Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo 844 0.11 0 0
Civic Initiative of Gora 820 0.10 0 0
Movement for Gora 805 0.10 0 0
Party of Kosovo Serbs 790 0.10 0 0
Serb Coalition (Sloboda) 719 0.09 0 New
Kosovar New Romani Party 276 0.03 0 0
Independents 542 0.07 0
Invalid/blank votes 40,732
Total 837,112 100 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,937,868 43.20
Source: Electoral Commission

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shehu, Bekim (2019-07-19). "Kosovë: Ramush Haradinaj jep dorëheqje të parevokueshme". Deutsch Welle. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  2. ^ Zyrtare: Thaçi i kërkon koalicionit PAN propozim-mandatarin e ri për kryeministër Bota Sot, 2 August 2019
  3. ^ "Kosovo parliament to disband so early election can be held". Associated Press. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Nga seanca plenare e Kuvendit". Kuvendi i Kosovës. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ Kosovo IFES
  6. ^ a b c d e "Këto janë subjektet politike që mund t'i votoni më 6 tetor". GazetaExpress. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  7. ^ "Kjo parti i bashkohet listës zgjedhore të LDK'së". GazetaExpress. 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  8. ^ "Kusari: Me VV-në kemi dallime, por jemi të fokusuar në atë se çfarë na bashkon". GazetaExpress. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  9. ^ "Kosovo parties sign first pre-election coalition". GazetaExpress. 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  10. ^ "Pacolli and Limaj sign pre-election coalition". GazetaExpress. 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  11. ^ "Nisma dhe AKR arrijnë marrëveshje edhe me një parti tjetër". GazetaExpress. 2019-08-27. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  12. ^ "Bashkohen serbët e Kosovës për zgjedhje kundër Listës Srpska". GazetaExpress. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.