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Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Republikës së Kosovës; Serbian: Скупштина Републике Косово) was originally established by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in 2001[1] to provide 'provisional, democratic self-government'.

Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
6th Kosovan Assembly (dissolved)
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Vacant
since 22 August 2019
Vacant
Structure
Seats120
Kuvendi i Republikes se Kosoves.svg
Political groups
Government (52)
  •      PDK (23)
  •      AAK (12)
  •      NISMA (8)
  •      6+ (6)
  •      Non-affiliated (3)

Confidence and supply(10)

Opposition (58)

Elections
Open list Party-list proportional representation
First election
17 November 2001
Last election
6 October 2019
Meeting place
Kuvendi i Kosoves.jpg
Assembly Building, Pristina, Kosovo
Website
http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=2,1

On February 17, 2008, representatives of the people of Kosovo[2] declared that Kosovo is independent from Serbia and subsequently adopted a constitution, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.

The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo[a] 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

Election resultsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes:

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 has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.

References:

  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]"

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