Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo


The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Republikës së Kosovës; Serbian: Скупштина Републике Косово, Skupština Republike Kosovo) the legislative institution of the Republic of Kosovo[a] that is directly elected by the people every four years. It was originally established by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in 2001[2] to provide 'provisional, democratic self-government'. On February 17, 2008, representatives of the people of Kosovo[3] unilaterally declared Kosovo's independence and subsequently adopted the Constitution of Kosovo, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.

Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
8th Kosovan Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded
  • 23 July 1992 (1992-07-23) (de jure)a
  • 10 December 2001 (2001-12-10) (de facto)a
Leadership
Glauk Konjufca, LVV
since 22 March 2021
  • Saranda Bogujevci, LVV
  • Bedri Hamza, PDK
  • Kujtim Shala, LDK
  • Slavko Simić, SL
  • Bekim Arifi, PAI
Structure
Seats120
Political groups
Government (66)
  LVV (59)
Confidence and supply (1)
  Multiethnic group (1)
Opposition (53)
  PDK (18)
  LDK (15)
  Serb List (12)c
  AAK (8)
Length of term
Four years
Salary1,547 € monthly[1]
Elections
Open list party-list proportional representation
First election
Last election
14 February 2021
Next election
2025
Meeting place
Assembly Building, Pristina, Kosovo
Website
www.kuvendikosoves.org
Footnotes
  • a. The date of establishment coincides with the date of the assembly first session.
  • b. As the parliamentary leader of the multiethnic group.
  • c. Party is officially part of the government, however the Serb List MPs did not vote in favor of its election.

The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo is regulated by the Constitution of Kosovo and has 120 directly-elected members; 20 are reserved for national minorities as follows:

Albanian is the official language of the majority, but all languages of minorities such as Serbian, Turkish and Bosnian are used, with simultaneous interpretation.

Committees


The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo in this legislature has a total of fourteen committees,[5] the number of committees varies depending on the legislature.

  1. Committee for Agriculture, Forestry, Rural Development, Infrastructure, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure
  2. Committee for Budget, Labor and Transfers
  3. Committee for Economy, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade
  4. Committee for Education, Science, Technology, Innovation, Culture, Youth and Sports
  5. Committee for European Integration
  6. Committee for Foreign Affairs and Diaspora
  7. Committee for Health and Social Welfare
  8. Committee for Human Rights, Gender Equality, Missing Persons, Victims of War Sexual Violence and Petitions
  9. Committee for Legislation, Mandates, Immunities, Rules of Procedure of the Assembly and Oversight of the Anti-Corruption Agency
  10. Committee for Public Administration, Local Government, Media and Regional Development
  11. Committee for Security and Defense
  12. Committee for the Rights and Interests of Communities and Returns
  13. Oversight Committee of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency
  14. Public Finance Oversight Committee

Most recent election results


PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Vetëvendosje438,33550.2858+29
Democratic Party of Kosovo148,28517.0119–5
Democratic League of Kosovo110,98512.7315–15
Alliance for the Future of Kosovo62,1117.128–5
Serb List44,4075.09100
Social Democratic Initiative21,9972.520–4
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo6,4960.7520
Vakat Coalition5,3660.621–1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo3,3050.3810
Romani Initiative3,1720.361New
New Democratic Party2,8850.3310
Social Democratic Union2,5490.291New
Egyptian Liberal Party2,4300.280–1
United Community2,2170.250New
Unique Gorani Party2,1610.2510
Ashkali Party for Integration2,1380.2510
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo1,9600.2200
Civic Initiatives for Freedom, Justice and Survival1,5080.170New
Our Initiative1,3750.160New
Movement for Integration1,2610.140New
Innovative Turkish Movement Party1,2430.140New
Progressive Movement of Kosovar Roma1,2080.141New
Fjala1,0870.1200
United Roma Party of Kosovo1,0740.120–1
Coalition Together (GIG–PG)1,0100.1200
Kosovar New Romani Party6000.0700
Serbian Democratic Alliance4760.050New
Albanian National Front Party1550.020New
Total871,796100.001200
Valid votes871,79696.38
Invalid/blank votes32,7563.62
Total votes904,552100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,851,92748.84
Source: CEC, CEC, CEC

Notes


    a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 96 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

    References


    1. "Deputetët, punë pak e paga shumë" [Deputies, little work and high salary] (in Albanian). Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 8 May 2020.
    2. "Constitutional Framework for Provisional Self-Government" (PDF). United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. 2001-05-15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
    3. Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Respect of Kosovo, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 2010, p. 403. ISBN 978-92-1-071107-4
    4. "Roli dhe kompetencat e Kuvendit". Kuvendi i Kosovës (in Albanian). Retrieved 2021-03-23.
    5. "Komisionet" [Committee] (in Albanian). Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo. Retrieved 8 July 2021.