With 61 MPs voting in favour of Avdullah Hoti’s proposed cabinet, Kosovo has elected its sixth government since declaring independence in 2008.
The Constitutional Court’s ruling provides certainty in the short term, but completely changes the political rules of the game and weakens the voice of the electorate in choosing its government.
The unquestioned authority of patriarchal leaders extends far deeper into Kosovo’s political culture than one of the prime minister’s nicknames.
Kosovo can still be an ally of Washington’s and pursue its own vital interests at the same time.
BIRN has obtained the contents of the three so-called ‘agreements’ signed by Kosovo authorities to develop transport links with Serbia.