|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Publication Date||October 2019|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information relating to the parliamentary election held in Kosovo in October 2019.
The snap election was called in August 2019 by the President Hashim Thaci after MPs voted to disband parliament following the resignation of Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Ramush Haradinaj resigned on 19 July 2019 after being summoned for questioning by a war crimes prosecutor in the Hague for his involvement in the Kosovo War during 1998-99 against Serb forces. The snap election held on 6 October 2019.
100 of the 120 seats are elected using open list proportional representation by all voters, with the remaining 20 seats reserved for national and ethnic minorities.
The two major opposition parties - centre-left Vetevendosje and centre-right Democratic League (LDK) have upended the ruling party, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (DPK) in power for 12 years. According to preliminary results, Vetevendosje won 25.52 per cent of the vote cast, the LDK 24.83 per cent and the PDK 21.26 per cent.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||National Politics, Parliamentary | Legislative Elections|
|Countries / Regions||Kosovo|