Four months after the early elections in Kosovo, an agreement was finally reached to form a new government.
A long negotiation between the Movement for Self-determination and LDK (Democratic League of Kosovo). The new cabinet will be voted on in Parliament today.
There are also some novelties in the division of armchairs. The new government will have 15 ministries (12 previously announced). Glauk Konjufca of the Vetëvendosje movement, who had been elected as President of the Chamber, will leave the high chair, where he enjoyed only a few days, since an LDK representative will be chosen to take his place. Kurti has announced that Konjufca will be part of the new executive. No agreement has been reached on the appointment of the next President of the Republic, a matter that has held the parties hostage for a long time, but Kurti and Mustafa have said that they will deal with the matter shortly before Thaci's term of office expires.
“A day after the session of the Kosovo parliament in which the new executive will be voted, we met with President LDK, with whom we would meet again tomorrow, to give a face to the new government. We have already signed an agreement with President Mustafa who will hold a meeting of the party's general council. Thanks for the patience and support you have given us during this process which has not been easy. The agreement provides for 15 ministries, 2 deputy prime ministers and 33 undersecretaries. So from 21 current ministers we will have only 15 and from over 80 undersecretaries we will drop to 33. This shows that the government has made a big difference even before starting to work, as it is the leanest in the history of Kosovo."Said Kurti
Isa Mustafa said that the election of the President of the Republic will take place in Kurti agreement in more mature times. "We have reached an agreement. We are convinced that it is a good agreement, in the interest of the changes that must necessarily take place in our country. It is a result achieved thanks to negotiations and long-lasting collaboration. We have come together to find a solution and have found it, and which we believe is in the interest of Kosovo. What we want in the future is for this government to succeed and live up to its expectations. Since the election of the President of the Republic, we have decided not to include it in the agreement we signed today, but it will be a problem that we will face at another time " Mustafa concluded.
“My compliments to the Vetëvendosje and LDK movement which gave birth to the new government wishing a good administration of Kosovo! I hope for the most fruitful collaboration possible in the interest of Albanians on both sides of the border and I look forward to starting a discussion on the issue of the free movement of citizens and businesses in our borders. ", Wrote Edi Rama on Twitter