Published at: 19 Jan 2021
Balkans Group’s new article Kosovo’s Constitutional Court Review and Snap Elections: Legal Analysis, and Scenarios, outlines the possible scenarios following the ruling of the Constitutional Court which found that the election of the government of Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti did not receive a majority following the invalidity of one of the 61 votes in the 120-seat Assembly of Kosovo. The Constitutional Court ruling published on 6 January 2021 forced early elections to be held within 40 days and the date has been set for 14 February 2021.
The article illustrates the upcoming
calendar and the road to the election a new president and the formation of the
To avoid a lengthy crisis and new cycles of elections, the
political parties should support the electoral process, avoid dragging the
counting and recounting and take immediate steps to swiftly form the new
institutions. The election of the President will require consensus and
cooperation between key political parties in the new Assembly.