Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Monday invited Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) leader Albin Kurti to form a new government after that party informed him that it was nominating Kurti for Prime Minister designate.
Under the Kosovo constitution, Thaci has to officially name Kurti as the PM-designate, starting the 15 day period to form a cabinet before parliament confirms his choices for ministers.
Speaking in a video post on his Facebook profile, Kurti called the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo (DSK) to resume negotiations on a coalition agreement. Kurti added that he would meet with representatives of national minorities in the next few days.
Vetevendosje won the most votes at last year’s parliamentary elections but could not form a government on its own and started talks with the second-ranked DSK but failed to reach an agreement over the posts of parliament speaker and future president of Kosovo as well as the number of ministries.