İrem GÖL -TDO- Kosovo’s government has fallen after only 50 days in power, with the junior governing coalition partner pushing through a no-confidence vote following disagreements with the prime minister. The Prime Minister, Albin-Kurti, of the leftwing Self-Determination Movement, may take two weeks to try to form a new government or an early parliamentary election will be called. A 12-hour long debate on the no-confidence vote culminated in a vote of 82 in favour, 32 against and one abstention.
Last week Kurti fired interior minister Agim Veliu of the centre-right Democratic League of Kosovo, or LDK, for not being in line with government policy on containing the coronavirus. The LDK leader Arben Gashi said this effectively ended the coalition because his party was not consulted first.