Social Democratic Initiative (Kosovo)
The Social Democratic Initiative (Albanian: Nisma Socialdemokrate) also known as NISMA, is a political party in Kosovo formed by Fatmir Limaj and Jakup Krasniqi, former members of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).
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Limaj is party leader. Secretary Jakup Krasniqi's involvement in the Pronto Affair wiretapping scandal was the culmination of a split of PDK. Sami Lushtaku (mayor of Skenderaj and PDK leader) together with Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi and Adem Grabovci, had insulted the Chairman of the Assembly of Kosovo Jakup Krasniqi and offended citizens of Mališevo, referring to them as dog walkers.
In the 2013 Kosovan local elections Limaj abandoned PDK to support the Civic Initiative for Malishevo (Albanian: Iniciativa Qytetare për Malishevën) and (winning) mayoral candidate Ragip Begaj, ending 15 years of PDK government. Kosovo Liberation Army leader and PDK co-founder left the party with Jakup Krasniqi Chairman of the Assembly of Kosovo. Jakup Krasniqi was elected secretary of the national council of the party.
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- Limaj dhe Krasniqi shpalosin "Nismën për Kosovën"
- Limaj dhe Krasniqi përcaktohen për emrin "Nisma Qytetare për Kosovën