2017 Kosovan parliamentary election

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Kosovan parliamentary election, 2017

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All 120 seats in the Assembly
61 seats needed for a majority
Turnout41.16% (Decrease1.47%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Ramush Haradinaj Albin Kurti Avdullah Hoti
Leader Ramush Haradinaj Albin Kurti Avdullah Hoti
Party PANA VV LAA Coalition
Leader since 9 March 2016 1 March 2015 7 November 2010
Last election 54 seats, 45.0% 16 seats, 13.33% 30 seats, 25.0%
Seats won 39 32 29
Seat change Decrease15 Increase16 Decrease1
Popular vote 245,646 200,138 185,892
Percentage 33.74% 27.49% 25.53%

  Fourth party
 
Leader Slavko Simić
Party Srpska
Last election 9 seats, 7.5%
Seats won 9
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 44,578
Percentage 6.12%
Swing Increase0.9%

Prime Minister before election

Isa Mustafa
LDK

Appointed Prime Minister

Ramush Haradinaj
AAK

Parliamentary elections were held in Kosovo on 11 June 2017.[1]

Background[edit]

The elections were triggered by a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa on 10 May 2017 by a vote of 78–34.[2] The motion had been proposed by the Social Democratic Initiative over government failures to meet their campaign promises.[2] The constitution requires fresh elections to be held by 18 June 2017.

Electoral system[edit]

The 120 members of the Assembly are elected by open list proportional representation, with 20 seats reserved for national minorities.[3]

Parties and coalitions[edit]

Party Candidate for Prime Minister
PAN Coalition Ramush Haradinaj
Lëvizja Vetëvendosje Albin Kurti
LAA Coalition Avdullah Hoti
Serbian parties (10 seats reserved)
Serb List
Independent Liberal Party (SLS)
Progressive Democratic Party (PDS)
PSK-AGI coalition
Other minority parties (10 seats reserved)
VAKAT coalition
SDA-BSDAK coalition
JEDINSTVENA GORANSKA PARTIJA — JGP
Partia e Ashkalinjëve për Integrim (PAI)
Partia Demokratike e Ashkanlive të Kosovës (PDAK)
Kosovaki Nevi Romani Partia (KNRP)
Pokret za Gora (PG)

Opinion polls[edit]

Pollster Date PDK coalition LDK coalition Vetëvendosje Fjala Party Serbian parties Other parties Undecided Abstention Lead
DGE 7 June 2017 34.2% 40.4% 25.4% 6.2%
Beta 6 June 2017 33.8% 32.5% 27.8% 5.9% 1.3%
Nga Ekonomia 2 June 2017 46% 27% 21% 6% 19%
IndexKosova 31 May 2017 43% 27% 29% 1% 16%
Gazeta Express 29 May 2017 41.8% 30.9% 16.9% 5.1% 5.3% 10.9%
Gazeta Express 28 May 2017 40.8% 30.2% 19.5% 2.7% 6.8% 10.6%
Gazeta Express 25 May 2017 40.3% 22.1% 16.3% 3.9% 14.1% 18.2%

Results[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats +/−
PANA Coalition 245,646 33.74 39 –15
Vetëvendosje! 200,138 27.49 32 +16
LDKAKRA 185,892 25.53 29 –1
Serb List 44,578 6.12 9 0
Fjala 7,991 1.10 0 New
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo 7,852 1.08 2 0
Vakat Coalition 6,444 0.89 2 0
New Democratic Party 3,561 0.49 1 0
Independent Liberal Party 3,539 0.49 1 +1
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo 2,424 0.33 1 0
Egyptian Liberal Party 2,415 0.33 1 0
Jedinstvena Goranska Partija 2,369 0.33 1 New
Kosovo Serb Party–Active 2,123 0.29 0 New
Ashkali Party for Integration 2,107 0.29 1 0
Progressive Democratic Party 1,697 0.23 0 –1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo 1,520 0.21 0 0
Turkish Justice Party of Kosovo 1,438 0.20 0 0
SDA Coalition 1,355 0.19 0 0
Movement for Gora 1,020 0.14 0 0
United Roma Party of Kosovo 955 0.13 1 +1
Kosovar New Romani Party 950 0.13 0 –1
Coalition for Gora 813 0.11 0 –1
Partia Demokratike e Unitetit 478 0.07 0 New
For a Prosperous Kosovo 312 0.04 0 New
Eromendje Alternativa 244 0.03 0 New
Napredna Snaga Kosova 226 0.03 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 49,006
Total 777,093 100 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,888,059 41.16
Source: KQZ, KQZ, KQZ

Aftermath[edit]

No party obtained enough seats to form government alone. However, PDK coalition leader Ramush Haradinaj stated that he has the necessary votes to form a government, counting on the 39 seats of his coalition, the 20 seats of the ethnic minorities and some members of the LDK coalition.[4]

After several unsuccessful attempts to elect a new Chairman of the Assembly and a new Prime Minister, on 4 August Behgjet Pacolli announced the AKR's withdrawal from the coalition with the LDK and the formation of a government pact with the PAN Coalition.[5] As a result, the AKR was promised several ministries in the new government, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Land Management, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development.[6] The PAN Coalition announced that two LDK deputies, Ukë Rugova and Dardan Gashi, would also join the government.[7]

Finally on September 9 the new government was voted,and Ramush Haradinaj was elected new prime minister with 61 votes in favor. This votes include Ramush Haradinaj pre-election coalition PANA Coalition, AKR, the national minorities and the Serbian list. The new government include 21 ministers includes ethnic Albanians, Bosniaks, Turks and Serbs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caktohet data e zgjedhjeve të parakohshme TV Klan, 11 May 2017
  2. ^ a b Snap election to follow Kosovo government collapse after no-confidence vote Deutsche Welle, 10 May 2017
  3. ^ Kosovo IFES
  4. ^ GazetaExpress (28 June 2017). "Haradinaj: I kam numrat për Qeverinë, formohet javën e ardhshme (Video)". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ GazetaExpress (4 September 2017). "Zyrtare: Nënshkruhet marrëveshja PAN-AKR". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  6. ^ GazetaExpress (4 September 2017). "Këto janë ministritë të cilat do t'i udhëheqë AKR". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  7. ^ GazetaExpress (4 September 2017). "Ukë Rugova e Dardan Gashi do të jenë pjesë e Qeverisë". Retrieved 4 September 2017.