Sunday, June 21, 2020

Kosovo’s Ruling Party to Vote on Removing Speaker of Parliament Vjosa Osmani from Its Leadership


June 20, 2020. Echedoros

Leader of Kosovo’s ruling pary, Kosovo’s Democratic League (LDK), Isa Mustafa has asked for the dismissal of the party deputy leader and Speaker of Parliament Vjosa Osmani and that her membership in LDK’s leadership be revoked.

Mustafa asked the party committee that Osmani be replaced by Avdullah Hoti, Kosovo’s newly appointed Prime Minister. He argued that LDK’s statute forbids one from retaining their leadership position within the party if one publicly opposes decisions made by the party’s organs.

Osmani voted against the LDK-initiated motion that ousted the government of Albin Kurti. According to Mustafa, her stance was in opposition to that of LDK’s leadership. Additionally, Osmani refused to lead the session wherein Kosovo’s parliament voted in the Hoti government.
The party will vote today at 7pm.

As a young politician in the country’s oldest party, Vjosa Osmani was the LDK’s most voted MP, and its candidate for Prime Minister, during Kosovo’s last elections in 2019, with a total of 176,016 votes, only about eight thousand votes short of the most voted politician in Kosovo, Albin Kurti.

Osmani is among the most vocal opponents of a territorial exchange deal between Kosovo and Serbia.

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