Kosovan parliamentary election, 2014

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Kosovan parliamentary election, 2014
Kosovo
← 2010 8 June 2014
Party Leader % Seats ±
PDK Hashim Thaçi 30.38 37 +3
LDK Isa Mustafa 25.24 30 +3
VV Albin Kurti 13.59 16 +2
AAK Ramush Haradinaj 9.54 11 -1
Srpska Aleksandar Jablanović 5.22 9 New
NISMA Fatmir Limaj 5.15 6 New
KDTP Mahir Yağcılar 1.02 2 -1
KV Džezair Murati 0.89 2 0
PDS Nenad Rašić 0.82 1 New
PDAK Danush Ademi 0.46 1 0
NDS Emilija Redžepi 0.39 1 0
PLE Isuf Berisha 0.27 1 New
PAI Etem Arifi 0.22 1 0
KG Adem Hodža 0.16 1 New
KNRP Jollxhi Shala 0.09 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Hashim Thaçi
PDK
Hashim Thaçi
PDK
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Parliamentary elections were held in Kosovo on 8 June 2014, after incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi announced his intention to hold elections.[1]

On 7 May, the Assembly was dissolved and President Atifete Jahjaga confirmed the Election date as 8 June 2014.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % +/− Seats +/−
PDKPDLBPSHDK–PK 222,181 30.38 Decrease 1.73 37 Increase 3
Democratic League of Kosovo 184,596 25.24 Increase 0.55 30 Increase 3
Vetëvendosje! 99,397 13.59 Increase 0.90 16 Increase 2
Alliance for the Future of Kosovo 69,793 9.54 Decrease 1.50 11 Decrease 1
Serb List 38,199 5.22 New 9 Increase 9
Civic Initiative for Kosovo 37,681 5.15 New 6 Increase 6
New Kosovo Alliance 34,170 4,67 Decrease 2.62 0 Decrease 8
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo 7,424 1.02 Decrease 0.20 2 Decrease 1
Vakat Coalition 6,476 0.89 Increase 0.13 2 Steady
Progressive Democratic Party 5,973 0.82 New 1 Increase 1
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo 3,335 0.46 Increase 0.05 1 Steady
New Democratic Party 2,837 0.39 Increase 0.04 1 Steady
Turkish Justice Party of Kosovo 2,349 0.32 New 0 Steady
Egyptian Liberal Party 1,960 0.27 New 1 Increase 1
Movement for Democratic Prosperity 1,787 0.24 New 0 Steady
Ashkali Party for Integration 1,583 0.22 Increase 0.02 1 Steady
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo 1,456 0.20 Decrease 0.04 0 Decrease 1
Centre Democratic Union 1,298 0.18 New 0 Steady
Coalition for Gora 1,193 0.16 New 1 Increase 1
Strong Party 1,142 0.16 New 0 Steady
Party of Democratic Action 1,096 0.15 Decrease 0.08 0 Steady
Bosniak United List 860 0.12 New 0 Steady
Hasan Gashi (independent candidate) 775 0.11 New 0 Steady
Movement for Gora 754 0.10 New 0 Steady
Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo 702 0.10 Decrease 0.16 0 Decrease 1
Kosovar New Romani Party 645 0.09 New 1 Increase 1
United Roma Party of Kosovo 642 0.09 Decrease 0.01 0 Decrease 1
Independent Liberal Party 379 0.05 Decrease 2.00 0 Decrease 8
Social Democracy 325 0.04 New 0 Steady
Movement Traditional Albanian Grouping 243 0.03 New 0 Steady
Total 731,251 100.00 120 Steady
Valid votes 731,251 95.36
Spoilt votes 35,566 4.64
Total votes cast 766,834 100.0
Registered voters 1,799,023 42.63
Source: Central Election Commission CEC

Aftermath[edit]

Foreign media viewed the election results as "inconclusive".[3][4] According to the Constitution, "If no one challenges the election results within 24 hours, parliament will have 30 days to convene. The prime minister-designate will then have 15 days to form a government that has the backing of a majority of deputies".[5] Incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and the PDK were expected to be the first to form government, having won a plurality of the seats in the election. However, an opposition coalition of the LDK, AAK and NISMA sought to form a governing coalition, arguing that together they could form a majority of the seats in parliament.[5]

When parliament resumed in July, the opposition coalition attempted to elect the leader of the LDK Isa Mustafa as Speaker of Parliament, but only after member of Thaci's party had walked out of the vote.[6]

This constitutional crisis dragged on for several months, until the PDK formed a governing coalition with the LDK. Under the agreement, LDK leader Isa Mustafa would become Prime Minister, while Thaci would be Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.[4]

Parliamentary struggles continued for Kosovo after the government was formed. Vetëvendosje, an opposition party staunchly opposed to the 2013 Brussels Agreement between Kosovo and Serbia vowed that "no session will be held until the government renounces a deal with Serbia that gives greater rights to Serbs living in northern Kosovo".[7] Opposition members of parliament set of nine smoke bombs in the parliamentary chambers over a period of six months.[8]

Additionally, anti-government protests raged in early 2015 due to a variety of issues stoking anti-Serb sentiment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tota, Elton. "Parliamentary elections in Kosovo to be held on June 8". Independent Balkan News Agency. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kosovo to hold parliamentary polls on 8 June 2014". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kosovo profile - Timeline - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Coalition deal ends stalemate in Kosovo". euronews. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Bytyci, Fatos (26 June 2014). "Kosovo takes first step to resolve constitutional crisis, form government". Reuters UK. Reuters. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Robinson, Matt (17 July 2014). "Kosovo lawmakers struggle for control of parliament". Reuters UK. Reuters. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Watch: dramatic scenes as MP sets off smoke bomb in Kosovo parliament". euronews. euronews. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kosovo: opposition MPs fire tear gas in ninth parliament attack in six months". euronews. euronews. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.