analysis 11 May 17

Kosovo Faces Uncertain Snap Elections

Kosovo is bracing for uncertain snap elections as few opposition parties, whose popularity grew in recent years, now have a chance to enter the main political scene.

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Previous elections in Kosovo | Photo: BIRN

Following the fall of Kosovo's government and the dissolution of the parliament, Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci has called snap elections that are to take place on June 11.

The decision was made after a meeting Thaci had with representatives of political parties.

The only of Kosovo's main parties that did not answer to Thaci's invitation for the consultations , and was thus not present at the meeting, was the Democratic League of Kosovo, which is led by now dismissed PM Isa Mustafa.

The current political crisis, which escalated earlier this week after the collapse of the ruling coalition - made of Kadri Veseli’s Kosovo Democratic Party, PDK and Isa Mustafa’s LDK -  offers an opportunity for some opposition parties to enter the first political league and possibly take part in the next government, analysts say.

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