2017 Kosovan parliamentary election

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2017 Kosovan parliamentary election
Kosovo
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All 120 seats in the Assembly
61 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 41.16% (Decrease1.47%)
Party Leader % Seats ±
PANA Ramush Haradinaj 33.74% 39 -15
VV Albin Kurti 27.49% 32 +16
LAA Coalition Avdullah Hoti 25.53% 29 -1
Serb List Aleksandar Jablanović 6.12% 9 0
KDTP Mahir Yağcılar 1.08% 2 0
Vakat 0.89% 2 0
NDS 0.49% 0 -1
SLS Slobodan Petrović 0.49% 1 +1
PDAK Danush Ademi 0.33% 1 0
PLE Isuf Berisha 0.33% 1 0
JGP 0.33% 1 New
PAI 0.29% 1 0
PREBK Albert Kinolli 0.13% 1 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Appointed Prime Minister
Isa Mustafa
LDK
Ramush Haradinaj
AAK

Parliamentary elections were held in Kosovo on 11 June 2017.[1]

Background

The elections were triggered by a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa on 10 May 2017 by a vote of 78–34.[2] The motion had been proposed by the Social Democratic Initiative over government failures to meet their campaign promises.[2] The constitution requires fresh elections to be held by 18 June 2017.

Electoral system

The 120 members of the Assembly are elected by open list proportional representation, with 20 seats reserved for national minorities.[3]

Parties and coalitions

Party Candidate for Prime Minister
PAN Coalition Ramush Haradinaj
Lëvizja Vetëvendosje Albin Kurti
LAA Coalition Avdullah Hoti
Serbian parties (10 seats reserved)
Serb List
Independent Liberal Party (SLS)
Progressive Democratic Party (PDS)
PSK-AGI coalition
Other minority parties (10 seats reserved)
VAKAT coalition
SDA-BSDAK coalition
JEDINSTVENA GORANSKA PARTIJA — JGP
Partia e Ashkalinjëve për Integrim (PAI)
Partia Demokratike e Ashkanlive të Kosovës (PDAK)
Kosovaki Nevi Romani Partia (KNRP)
Pokret za Gora (PG)

Opinion polls

Pollster Date PDK coalition LDK coalition Vetëvendosje Fjala Party Serbian parties Other parties Undecided Abstention Lead
SDR 7 June 2017 34.2% 40.4% 25.4% 6.2%
Beta 6 June 2017 33.8% 32.5% 27.8% 5.9% 1.3%
Hulumtime “Alternativa” 2 June 2017 46% 27% 21% 6% 19%
Kantar TNS Index Kosova 31 May 2017 43% 27% 29% 1% 16%
Armend Muja 29 May 2017 41.8% 30.9% 16.9% 5.1% 5.3% 10.9%
Instituti për Hulumtime dhe Analiza Sociale 28 May 2017 40.8% 30.2% 19.5% 2.7% 6.8% 10.6%
Indeksonline 25 May 2017 40.3% 22.1% 16.3% 3.9% 14.1% 18.2%

Results

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Party Votes % Seats +/−
PANA Coalition 245,646 33.74 39 –15
Vetëvendosje! 200,138 27.49 32 +16
LAA Coalition 185,892 25.53 29 –1
Serb List 44,578 6.12 9 0
Fjala 7,991 1.10 0 New
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo 7,852 1.08 2 0
Vakat Coalition 6,444 0.89 2 0
New Democratic Party 3,561 0.49 1 0
Independent Liberal Party 3,539 0.49 1 +1
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo 2,424 0.33 1 0
Egyptian Liberal Party 2,415 0.33 1 0
Jedinstvena Goranska Partija 2,369 0.33 1 New
Kosovo Serb Party–Active 2,123 0.29 0 New
Ashkali Party for Integration 2,107 0.29 1 0
Progressive Democratic Party 1,697 0.23 0 –1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo 1,520 0.21 0 0
Turkish Justice Party of Kosovo 1,438 0.20 0 0
SDA Coalition 1,355 0.19 0 0
Movement for Gora 1,020 0.14 0 0
United Roma Party of Kosovo 955 0.13 1 +1
Kosovar New Romani Party 950 0.13 0 –1
Coalition for Gora 813 0.11 0 –1
Partia Demokratike e Unitetit 478 0.07 0 New
For a Prosperous Kosovo 312 0.04 0 New
Eromendje Alternativa 244 0.03 0 New
Napredna Snaga Kosova 226 0.03 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 49,006
Total 777,093 100 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,888,059 41.16
Source: KQZ, KQZ, KQZ

Aftermath

No party obtained enough seats to form government alone. However, PDK coalition leader Ramush Haradinaj stated that he has the necessary votes to form a government, counting on the 39 seats of his coalition, the 20 seats of the ethnic minorities and some members of the LDK coalition.[4]

After several unsuccessful attempts to elect a new Chairman of the Assembly and a new Prime Minister, on 4 August Behgjet Pacolli announced the AKR's withdrawal from the coalition with the LDK and the formation of a government pact with the PAN Coalition.[5] As a result, the AKR was promised several ministries in the new government, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Land Management, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development.[6] The PAN Coalition announced that two LDK deputies, Ukë Rugova and Dardan Gashi, would also join the government.[7]

Finally on September 9 the new government was voted,and Ramush Haradinaj was elected new prime minister with 61 votes in favor. This votes include Ramush Haradinaj pre-election coalition PANA Coalition, AKR, the national minorities and the Serbian list. The new government include 21 ministers includes ethnic Albanians, Bosniaks, Turks and Serbs.

References

  1. ^ Caktohet data e zgjedhjeve të parakohshme TV Klan, 11 May 2017
  2. ^ a b Snap election to follow Kosovo government collapse after no-confidence vote Deutsche Welle, 10 May 2017
  3. ^ Kosovo IFES
  4. ^ GazetaExpress (28 June 2017). "Haradinaj: I kam numrat për Qeverinë, formohet javën e ardhshme (Video)". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ GazetaExpress (4 September 2017). "Zyrtare: Nënshkruhet marrëveshja PAN-AKR". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  6. ^ GazetaExpress (4 September 2017). "Këto janë ministritë të cilat do t'i udhëheqë AKR". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  7. ^ GazetaExpress (4 September 2017). "Ukë Rugova e Dardan Gashi do të jenë pjesë e Qeverisë". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
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