Justice Party (Kosovo)

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Justice party
Partia e Drejtësisë
Leader Ferid Agani
Founded 2004
Headquarters Pristina
Ideology Religious conservatism
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism
Political position Centre-right to Right-wing
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Colours White, Red, Grey
Assembly
3 / 120
Website
http://www.drejtesia.org/site/
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The Justice Party (Albanian: Partia e Drejtësisë) is a political party in Kosovo.

At the last legislative elections, 24 October 2004, the party won 1.0% of the popular vote and 1 out of 120 seats. It is a centre-right, Conservative-oriented, party.

At the last legislative elections, 12 December 2010, the party was part of coalition of New Kosovo Alliance after resignation of Behgjet Pacolli the party has 3 out of 120 seats.

The Justice Party like all other Kosovo Albanian parties supports Kosovo independence, and does not participate in any election or referendum organised by the Serbian government.

Ideology[edit]

The Justice Party follows a centre-right conservative platform as well as advocating a more liberal stance towards the economy. The party tends to attract religious conservatives in Kosovo (mainly Muslims) and has for example campaigned for a mosque to be built in Pristina to house the growing number of practising Muslims there. Although it is allied to the liberal New Kosovo Alliance it continues to follow a conservative platform and the religious-conservative faction in the party continues to grow.

The party has been noted for breaking away from Kosovos traditionally secular society advocating for a ban on headscarves in schools in Kosovo to be overturned and for religion (on all major world beliefs) to be introduced and taught in schools.

The party has followed the Turkish moderate Islamist party Justice and Development Party (AKP), adopting several more liberal policies in economic terms and a more liberal interpretation of Islam citing to style it around AKP and the Turkish model of Democracy.