Kosovo’s Constitutional Court Review and Snap Elections: Legal Analysis, and Scenarios

Published at: 19 Jan 2021

The latest Balkans Group 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 government.

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.