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Kosovo’s Finance Minister to Run for PM

Kosovo’s Minister of Finance, Avdullah Hoti, is set to stand as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the  Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK. 

Die Morina
BIRN
Pristina
Avdullah Hoti. Photo: Facebook

LDK leader and prime minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa announced that  Avdullah Hoti would stand as the party’s candidate to head up the  future government following a meeting with the LDK presidency on Tuesday.

“Their proposal, as well as mine, is for Avdullah Hoti to be the candidate for Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo” Mustafa said.

The candidate himself who is currently a minister of finance, said that he will regard his candidacy as an enormous responsibility.

“I take this as an extraordinary responsibility – what has been offered to me. I should push forward. I believe in our joint purpose to advance the cause of LDK” Hoti said.

Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said that the mayors of LDK-governed municipalities, Agim Veliu, Lutfi Haziri and Haki Rugova were other possible candidates, but the presidency finally decided on Avdullah Hoti.

Mustafa refused to give any details about a possible coalition following the snap parliamentary vote set for June 11.

This is the first time since Mustafa was appointed LDK leader in 2010 that another member of the party will run for prime minister.

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