Kosovo Opposition Mulling Broad Coalition against PM Thaci

World | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 12:09|  views

Kosovar boys ride their bicycles in front of an election poster of the leader of the biggest opposition party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) Isa Mustafa in town of Lipjan, June 3, 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Three opposition parties in Kosovo are in talks to form a broad coalition which would replace the current Prime Minister Hashim Thaci.

Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) won Sunday's early parliamentary elections with 30% of the vote, but would need support of smaller parties in order to form a government.

The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), which came second with 25.75%, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), and the Initiative for Kosovo have agreed on Tuesday to unite in forming a new government, BalkanInsight revealed.

However, the three parties may need one more partner to form a majority 61 votes in Parliament. One option would be Albin Kurti's nationalistic Vetevendosije, which won 13.5% of the votes.

"We are also talking to other parties, the Vetevendosje Movement included, and parties of other communities in order to see how this agreement can be achieved", Ardian Gjini from the AAK said.

Vetevendosje is known for its opposition against the EU-led talks with Serbia for the normalization of relations between the two countries.

The snap elections were called in May after ethnic-Serb lawmakers blocked a vote on establishing a national army.

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