Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo


Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
8th Kosovan Assembly
Type
Type
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)
  •   Multiethnic group (7)

Confidence and supply (1)

Opposition (53)

Elections
Open list party-list proportional representation
First election
17 November 2001
Last election
14 February 2021
Meeting place
Assembly Building, Pristina, Kosovo
Website
http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=2,1
Footnotes
  1. Party is officially part of the government, however the SL MPs did not vote in favor of its election.

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[1] to provide 'provisional, democratic self-government'. On February 17, 2008, representatives of the people of Kosovo[2] unilaterally declared Kosovo's independence and subsequently adopted the Constitution of Kosovo, which came into effect on 15 June 2008.

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 Kosovo Assembly has 19 committees:

  • Budget Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Economy
  • Committee for Education, Science and Technology
  • Committee for Health
  • Committee for Labour and Social Welfare
  • Committee for Public Services
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Committee on Judicial, Legislative and Constitutional Framework Matters
  • Committee on Missing Persons – it is a relatively unique committee that deals with the issue of large number of missing persons and prisoners of war as a result of the Kosovo War.
  • Committee on Media
  • Committee on the Rights and Interests of Communities
  • Committee for Trade and Industry
  • Committee for Culture, Youth and Sports
  • Committee for Environment and Spatial Planning
  • Committee for Transport and Communications
  • Committee for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development
  • Committee on Emergency Preparedness
  • Committee on Public Petitions and Claims
  • Committee on Gender Equality

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 votes871,79696.99
Invalid/blank votes27,0433.01
Total votes898,839100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,851,92748.54
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 (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

    References


    1. "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.
    2. 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
    3. "Roli dhe kompetencat e Kuvendit". Kuvendi i Kosovës (in Albanian). Retrieved 2021-03-23.