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The way out of Kosovo's Political crisis

Published at: 2018-10-22

Advocates of new elections base their argument on two points, one political and one constitutional. Legally, some say, the President's responsibility to "guarantee the constitutional functioning of the institutions" should be read as an umbrella power that includes calling extraordinary elections. Politically, new elections offer a chance of escaping from a government crisis that is growing more damaging by the day. Neither of these points stands up to scrutiny.