analysis 13 Nov 17

Kosovo's Huge New Govt Scorned as 'Chaotic'

With over 50 deputy ministers already and more, apparently, to come, Ramush Haradinaj's government is the largest in Kosovo’s post-war history, which analysts say will greatly complicate its work.

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Kosovo Government | Photo: Kosovo PM office

In the coming weeks, Kosovo’s government – the largest ever since 1999 – will get several new deputy ministers, according to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.

The announcement comes after analysts have already criticised him for appointing 58 deputy ministers.

Despite Haradinaj’s insistence that the large number is necessary, analysts say it is simply a result of chaotic political agreements reached between his coalition partners, the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Haradinaj’s Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, and the initiative for Kosovo, NISMA.

The coalition was formed just before the deadline for parties to register pre-electoral coalitions expired ahead of the June 11 early parliamentary elections.

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