Vetëvendosje, a party led by Albin Kurti, won 49.95% of votes in Kosovo’s parliamentary elections held on 14 February, the largest share in Kosovo electoral history, the Central Election Commission has announced.
PDK was confirmed in second place with 16.9%, while LDK came in third having recorded 12.64% of the vote – a drastic decrease from the 24.5% the party received in October 2019.
Vetëvendosje will have 58 of the 120 seats in the Kosovo Parliament, with a majority of 61 required to form a government.
Prime Minister-designate Albin Kurti stated that the party will “not make compromises with the old regime” to form a parliamentary majority, and plans to cooperate with MPs representing Kosovo’s non-Serb ethnic non-majority communities.
The Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo won both seats reserved for Kosovo Turks, while the Unique Gorani Party will continue to occupy the single-seat reserved for Kosovo’s Gorani community. Of the four seats reserved for Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities, two have been won by the Romani Initiative – a newly formed citizens initiative that has faced accusations of collaboration with Srpska Lista after receiving large numbers of votes in Serb-majority regions.
The two remaining seats will be allocated to the Ashkali Party for Integration and the New Democratic Initiative, who will represent Kosovo’s Egyptian community. Kosovo’s Bosniaks will be represented by one MP each from Ujedina Zajednica – Adrijana Hodžić, UZ-AH, Nova Demokratska Stranka, NDS, and the VAKAT coalition. UZ-AH has also been accused of collaborating with Srpska Lista. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)