Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

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The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Republikës së Kosovës; Serbian: Скупштина Републике Косово, Skupština Republike Kosovo) is the legislative institution of the Republic of Kosovo[a] that is directly elected by the people every four years. It was originally established by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in 2001[1] to provide 'provisional, democratic self-government'. On February 17, 2008, representatives of the people of Kosovo[2] unilaterally declared Kosovo's independence from Serbia and subsequently adopted the Constitution of Kosovo, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.

Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
7th Kosovan Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Vjosa Osmani, LDK
since 3 February 2020
Arbërie Nagavci, LVV
Kujtim Shala, LDK
Memli Krasniqi, PDK
Slavko Simić, SL
Fikrim Damka, KDTP
Jahja Kokaj, LVV
Structure
Seats120
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Political groups
Interim government (59)

Supported by (8)

Opposition (53)

  •      LV (29)
  •      PDK (24)
Elections
Open list Party-list proportional representation
First election
17 November 2001
Last election
6 October 2019
Next election
2023 or earlier
Meeting place
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Assembly Building, Pristina, Kosovo
Website
http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=2,1

The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo is regulated by the Constitution of Kosovo and has 120 members; of these, 100 are directly voted into the Assembly whilst the rest are reserved as follows:

Albanian is the official language of the majority, but all languages of minorities such as Serbian, Turkish and Bosnian are used, with simultaneous interpretation.

CommitteesEdit

The Kosovo Assembly has 19 committees:

  • Budget Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Economy
  • Committee for Education, Science and Technology
  • Committee for Health
  • Committee for Labour and Social Welfare
  • Committee for Public Services
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Committee on Judicial, Legislative and Constitutional Framework Matters
  • Committee on Missing Persons – it is a relatively unique committee that deals with the issue of large number of missing persons and prisoners of war as a result of the Kosovo War.
  • Committee on Media
  • Committee on the Rights and Interests of Communities
  • Committee for Trade and Industry
  • Committee for Culture, Youth and Sports
  • Committee for Environment and Spatial Planning
  • Committee for Transport and Communications
  • Committee for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development
  • Committee on Emergency Preparedness
  • Committee on Public Petitions and Claims
  • Committee on Gender Equality

Most recent election resultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Vetëvendosje 221,001 26.27 29 –5
Democratic League of Kosovo 206,516 24.54 28 +5
Democratic Party of Kosovo 178,637 21.23 24 +1
100% Kosovo (AAKPSD) 96,872 11.51 13 +3
Serb List 53,861 6.40 10 +1
NISMAAKRPD 42,083 5.00 6 –4
Vakat Coalition 7,075 0.84 2 0
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo 6,788 0.80 2 0
Egyptian Liberal Party 4,887 0.58 1 0
New Democratic Party 3,935 0.47 1 0
Ashkali Party for Integration 3,113 0.37 1 0
Fjala 2,852 0.34 0 0
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo 1,957 0.23 0 0
Independent Liberal Party 1,859 0.22 0 –1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo 1,755 0.21 1 0
Euroatlantic Party of Kosovo 1,173 0.14 0 New
Unified Party of the Gorans 1,159 0.14 1 0
United Roma Party of Kosovo 1,078 0.13 1 0
Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo 834 0.10 0 0
Party of Kosovo Serbs 816 0.10 0 0
Civic Initiative of Gora 785 0.09 0 0
Movement for Gora 695 0.08 0 0
Serb Coalition (Sloboda) 672 0.08 0 New
Kosovar New Romani Party 289 0.03 0 0
Independents 577 0.07 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 35,088
Total 879,209 100 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,961,213 44.83
Source: KQZ, KQZ, KQZ

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Supported creation of government, while sitting in opposition
a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Constitutional Framework for Provisional Self-Government"
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2012-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "[1]"

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°39′53″N 21°09′51″E / 42.66472°N 21.16417°E / 42.66472; 21.16417