Kosovo Assembly session on 23 July. Photo: KALLXO.com.

Vetevendosje initiate no confidence motion

Citing an ensuing 'humanitarian catastrophe' caused by the current government’s inability to manage the coronavirus crisis, Vetevendosje has announced plans to submit a motion of no confidence against the government led by LDK’s Avdullah Hoti. 

Vetevendosje has begun collecting signatures in support for submitting a motion of no confidence against the current Kosovo Government. The move was announced at a press conference on Thursday by the head of the party’s parliamentary group, Rexhep Selimi, and deputy speaker of the Kosovo Assembly Arberie Nagavci. 

The party requires 40 signatures to initiate a motion of no confidence against the government at the Kosovo Assembly, and Selimi stated that Vetevendosje had contacted all parliamentary entities and groups that have expressed dissatisfaction with the current administration. “From this moment, we start the motion for the overthrow of this government,” said Selimi.

Nagavci meanwhile accused the government of being “unconstitutional and illegitimate.” She added that the current government, in power since June 3, has proven itself incapable of governing the country and particularly in dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

“This government has collapsed the health system of our country,” she said. “We have dozens of deaths a day. There is no plan. There is also no plan for recovery. This government is leading the country to a humanitarian catastrophe.” 

The deputy speaker accused the Hoti government of not wanting to bring reform to key institutions, highlighting the suspension of the vetting process for the judiciary and the dismissal of temporary boards of public enterprises instated by the previous government.

Nagavci also stated that the government was incapable of representing Kosovo on the international stage due to its lack of legitimacy, criticising its agreement to withdraw attempts to enter international organisations and abandon the principle of reciprocity with Serbia.

“Kosovo has always needed a good government, but now more than ever before,” she said. “A government that has proven that it knows how to lead with clean hands, knows how to manage a pandemic and puts the public interest first.”

Asked whether Vetevendosje had the backing of other parties in the Kosovo Assembly, Selimi stated that the party would be able to win enough votes to overthrow the government. However, he did not specify whether their fellow party in opposition, PDK, backed the motion.

06/08/2020 - 13:21

06 August 2020 - 13:21

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