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The Assembly of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Kosovës; Serbian: Скупштина Косова, Skupština Kosova) is an institution established by the United Nations administration in Kosovo to provide 'provisional, democratic self-government' in advance of a decision on the final status of Kosovo. On February 17, 2008, the Assembly declared Kosovo to be independent from Serbia.[1]

The Assembly is the most senior of the institutions. It is regulated by the Constitution of Kosovo and has 120 members; of these, 100 are directly voted into the Assembly whilst the rest are reserved as follows:

Contents

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 International Co-operation
  • 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

Speakers of the Assembly of Kosovo

Election results

e • d  Summary of the 17 November 2007 Assembly of Kosovo election results
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Main Serbs Minority
Democratic Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Kosovës) 196,207 34.3 37
Democratic League of Kosovo (Lidhja Demokratike e Kosovës) 129,410 22.6 25
New Kosovo Alliance (Aleanca Kosova e Re) 70,165 12.3 13
Democratic League of DardaniaAlbanian Christian Democratic Party of Kosova (Lidhja Demokratike e Dardanisë–Partia Shqiptare Demokristane e Kosovës) 57,002 10.0 11
Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (Aleanca për Ardhmërinë e Kosovës) 54,611 9.6 10
Reformist Party ORA (Partia Reformiste ORA) 23,722 4.1 0
Party of Justice (Partia e Drejtësisë) 9,890 1.7 0
Others (including minorities' parties who won seats) 30,760 5.4 * * *
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo (Kosova Demokratik Türk Partisi) 1 2
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Ashkanlive të Kosovës) 1 2
Vakat Coalition (Koalicija Vakat) 1 2
Independent Liberal Party (Samostalna Liberalna Stranka) 3
Serb Democratic Party of Kosovo and Metohija (Srpska Demokratska Stranka Kosova i Metohije) 3
Party of Democratic Action (Stranka Demokratske Akcije) 1 1
Serb People's Party (Srpska Narodna Stranka) 1
New Democracy (Nova Demokratija) 1
Civic Initiative of Gora (Građanska Inicijativa Gore) 1
Serb Kosovo-Metohija Party (Srpska Kosovsko Metohijka Stranka) 1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo (Iniciativa e re Demokrarike e Kosovës) 1
Union of Independent Social Democrats of Kosovo and Metohija (Savez Nezavisnih Socijaldemokrata Kosova i Metohije) 1
United Roma Party of Kosovo (Partia Rome e Bashkuar e Kosovës) 1
Total (turnout 40.10%) 628,630 100.0 100 10 10
Source: CEC, elected candidates

Minority seats:

e • d  Summary of the 24 October 2004 Kosovo Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Main Serbs Minority
Democratic League of Kosovo (Lidhja Demokratike e Kosovës) 313,437 45.42 47
Democratic Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Kosovës) 199,112 28.85 30
Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (Aleanca për Ardhmërinë e Kosovës) 57,931 8.39 9
Reformist Party ORA (Partia Reformiste ORA) 43,017 6.23 7
Albanian Christian Democratic Party of Kosova (Partia Shqiptare Demokristane e Kosovës) 12,427 1.8 2
Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo (Kosova Demokratik Türk Partisi) 8,353 1.21 1 2
Party of Justice (Partia e Drejtësisë) 7,013 1.02 1
Coalition Vakat (Koalicija Vakat) 4,972 0.72 1 2
People's Movement of Kosovo (Lëvizja Popullore e Kosovës) 4,526 0.66 1
Liberal Party of Kosovo (Partia Liberale e Kosovës) 3,542 0.51 1
New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo (Iniciativa e re Demokrarike e Kosovës) 2,658 0.39 2
Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Ashkanlive të Kosovës) 2,555 0.37 1
Party of Democratic Action (Странка Демократске Акције, Stranka Demokratske Akcije) 2,520 0.37 1
Serbian List for Kosovo and Metohija (Српска листа за Косово и Метохију, Srpska lista za Kosovo i Metohiju) 1,414 0.2 8
Civic Initiative of Gora (Грађанска Иницијатива Горе, Građanska Inicijativa Gore) 1,358 0.2 1
United Roma Party of Kosovo (Partia Rome e Bashkuar e Kosovës) 1,049 0.15 1
Civic Initiative Serbia (Грађанска Иницијатива Србија, Građanska Inicijativa Srbija) 369 0.05 2
Others 23,836 3.46
Invalid 6,704 0.96
Blank 2,726 0.39
Total (turnout 49.52%) 699,519 100.0 100 10 10
Source: kosovoelections

Most of the Serbs boycotted the elections, resulting in a less than 1% turnout of the Serbian population. It is still unclear whether the seats reserved for the Serbian ethnic group will be taken.

References

  1. ^ "Kosovo MPs proclaim independence", BBC News Online, 17 February 2008

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