Kosovo Parliament Backs New Govt Under Kurti

Four months after Kosovo held snap elections, parliament voted to support a new government under Albin Kurti on Monday.

Sixty-six MPs in the 120-seat parliament voted to support the new government and ten MPs abstained. Opposition MPs left the session prior to the vote.

“We will deliver on our promises of October 6 [2019], the date that brought political change to the country,” Kurti told parliament ahead of the vote, adding that his cabinet will strive to cut unneeded expenses and save public funds.

Kosovo finally got a new government after Vetevendosje, the party that did best in the October 2019 snap elections, and the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, the second biggest party, on Sunday announced they had signed a coalition agreement.

It came after Kurti and Isa Mustafa, leader of the LDK, set their differences aside and announced the breakthrough at an extraordinary press conference on Sunday, saying that they have agreed on the division of responsibilities.

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