Attempts in Kosovo to elect new President have hit a road-block

Pristina, April 4 2021:The parliament in Kosovo parliament failed to confirm a new president, despite receiving support from the reformist camp that dominated this year’s elections, with politicians resuming the vote Sunday after a night of deadlock.

Albin Kurti, with his leftist movement Vetevendosje claimed more than 50 percent of February’s vote, promising to eradicate corruption in the poor nation that has been undermined by political instability.

The election of Kurti’s candidate, law professor Vjosa Osmani, was thwarted after the opposition and Serbian minority boycotted the vote leaving the PM and his candidate short of the 80 out of 160 MPs needed.

Parliament speaker Glauk Konjufca announced after several hours of stalemate that the quorum was incomplete so the session would be continued on the next day.

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