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The opposition Democratic League of Kosovo, withdraws its representatives from the Parliamentary Commission on the Electoral Reforms. Pristina and Belgrade have held secret talks
Two LDK members of the Parliamentary Commission in charge of the electoral reforms, have left the committee, saying they respect their parties decision to boycott the work of it, since the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo didn’t show signs that it respects the agreement for the president. In the meantime, sources told the paper that the Commission will continue its work since it has the quorum to make any decision, as seven other members remain.
The paper has found a Western diplomatic document which has been drawn by Belgrade, expressing its wish to hold secret meetings with Pristina regarding the “extended rights of the special region of northern Kosovo.” The document dates from the time when Boris Tadic was President of Serbia, where the two sides have apparently agreed upon giving the northern part of Kosovo, a special status.
The election of Atifete Jahjaga in the post of the President of the Republic, has unblocked the political crisis in the first sixteen months. But, her last signals, that she will remain in the office regardless of the agreement made by the three political leaders (Hashim Thaci, Isa Mustafa and Behgjet Pacolli), are leading the country towards a new crisis. The LDK on Wednesday, has left the Parliamentary Commission for the electoral and constitutional reform, in an attempt to make Jahjaga leave the post of the President.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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