Kosovo snap elections, background, rules and some predictions

Kosovo snap elections, background, rules and some predictions

Less than a week ago, the Assembly of Kosovo, with a majority of votes, under an initiative brought forward by the three opposition parties, NISMA, AAK and Vetëvendosje, passed the motion of no confidence in the government. The move triggered snap elections which are now foreseen to be held on 11th of June. While the need to ensure free and fair elections is paramount, the following summary will only focus on the background that led to this situation, the constitutional norms governing elections and coalition formation and how these have affected party alignment before elections.

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