Latest Update: Prime Minister of Kosovo has just resigned and the head of Parliament Nexhat Daci was sacked by the LDK. Kosovo media report that KPC General Agim Çeku has been nominated to take the position of Prime Minister and Kole Berisha, current deputy of LDK, will be replacing Nexhat Daci. 10:35
K. daily Express writes on the front page that the Government of Kosovo is expected
to be enriched not only with two new ministers but also with a new Prime Minister.
Paper’s sources say that Bajram Kosumi is suppose to leave and that KPC General
Agim Çeku has received an offer from the AAK to take the post. Çeku has not
accepted the offer, the paper says.
These changes will take place, according to sources, because the Government has
failed to show the necessary efficiency in carrying out duties. Another reason for
changes, says Express, is the lack of loyalty shown by some ministers and the
Prime Minister to the AAK party.
Another K. daily Koha Ditore reports that Prime Minister Kosumi is convinced to continue
his mandate until next elections and that, according to him, scenarios for his dismissal
have existed for a year now. Kosumi in this way has reacted to voices from his
office and the AAK on the possibility of his withdrawal. Sources from Prime
Minister’s Office and from the AAK also mention the possibility of ‘package
removal’ of the Prime Minister Kosumi and Parliamentary Speaker Nexhat Daci.
Pressure against PM is coming from his party, while pressure on Daci is mixed –
from his party and from the opposition, says the paper.
Another K. daily reports that Ceku has acctauly accepted the offer.
“The reasons for the change at the head of the Government lies in the fact that the programs of implementing international standards have not been conceived in time, but also the lack of loyalty shown by Kosumi and several ministers from his party.” daily Ekspres writes.
Ekspres has close ties to Hashim Thachi’s Kosovo Democratic Party, which is part of the opposition.
During an interview with Radio Television Kosovo yesterday, Kosumi was asked whether he will remain Prime Minister during the status discussion process.
“I do not know what will happen tomorrow.” Kosumi said.
Interview by the same station several days ago, Ceku said that he is prepared to accept the position of prime minister for the good of the people of Kosovo.
Ceku has close ties with former prime minister Ramus Haradinaj, who nominated Kosumi for the position after being indicted for alleged war crimes by the Hague Tribunal.