Feedback 20.03.2020

Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) is deeply concerned with the latest political developments in the country regarding the initiation of a no-confidence motion against the Government by the LDK political entity. Although KDI recognizes the constitutional right of parliamentary political entities to initiate this motion as a form of opposition to the work of the executive, it considers that such an initiative, taken in a period of confrontation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, is useless.

We recall that the new Government of Kosovo was formed only 45 days ago, several months after the country was ruled by a government in resignation, thus entering into a new cycle of institutional crisis could produce further stagnation of economic and social development, in the prolongation of rule of law reforms and the European integration process. All will undoubtedly weaken the political position of the state on the international level, further polarize the political scene and produce social frustration and instability.

KDI believes that Kosovo has already gone through situations where the country needed technical or unity governments, especially in the pre-independence period. Technical or unity governments are largely characteristic for states without institutional stability and extreme political polarization. Therefore, KDI estimates that the creation of such a government would be a distortion of the will of the citizens on 6 October last year, and would produce new institutions which do not have the legitimacy of the people.

While the country is struggling with the global pandemic COVID-19, the situation on the political scene is creating uncertainty for citizens and situations of such crises should not be used for political interests. In this regard, the timelines of the constitutional procedures to form the new government would leave the country without institutions in a period when it is most needed.

Citizens of the country, more than ever before, expect from political leaders to show courage and prudence and through responsible actions to deepen and strengthen inter-institutional cooperation to overcome this difficult situation not only for Kosovo but for all humankind