Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Republikës së Kosovës; Serbian: Скупштина Републике Косово, Skupština Republike Kosovo) 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 and subsequently adopted the Constitution of Kosovo, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.

Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
8th Kosovan Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Vjosa Osmani, LVV
since 3 February 2020
Structure
Seats120
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Political groups
  •   LVV (56)
  •   PDK (20)
  •   LDK (15)
  •   Serb List (12)
    •   United Community (1)
    •   Romani Initiative (1)
  •   AAK (9)
  •   National minorities (8)
Elections
Open list Party-list proportional representation
First election
17 November 2001
Last election
14 February 2021
Next election
14 February 2025
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 directly-elected members; 20 are reserved for national minorities 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

2021 Elections preliminary resultsEdit

The provisional results below don't include the diaspora votes, which are expected to take a week to be counted.[4]

PartyVotes%
Vetëvendosje378,55047.85
Democratic Party of Kosovo137,72217.41
Democratic League of Kosovo103,50713.08
Alliance for the Future of Kosovo58,7437.43
Serb List43,8365.54
Social Democratic Initiative20,5352.60
United Community6,3790.81
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo6,1530.78
Vakat Coalition5,6720.72
Romani Initiative3,8270.48
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo2,7880.35
New Democratic Party2,7630.35
Social Democratic Union2,4340.31
Egyptian Liberal Party2,1990.28
Unique Gorani Party2,1190.27
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo1,9310.24
Ashkali Party for Integration1,7970.23
Civic Initiatives for Freedom, Justice and Survival1,2990.16
Our Initiative1,2950.16
Progressive Movement of Kosovar Roma1,1710.15
Innovative Turkish Movement Party1,1560.15
Movement for Integration1,1300.14
Fjala9760.12
Coalition Together (GIG–PG)9480.12
United Roma Party of Kosovo9460.12
Kosovar New Romani Party6070.08
Serbian Democratic Alliance4670.06
Albanian National Front Party1920.02
Total791,142100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,794,862
Source: CEC

NotesEdit

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. 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 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 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]"
  4. ^ "Diaspora vote, counting goes on for 43 thousand packages in Kosovo". EuroNews. 2021-02-18. Retrieved 2021-02-24.

External linksEdit

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