PDK accuses Osmani of violating Constitution in CEC appointments

The Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Secretary, Betim Gjoshi, has criticized President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani regarding her recent appointments of members to the Central Election Commission (CEC).

Gjoshi said Osmani is playing the role of a ‘notary’ by heeding the instructions of Prime Minister Albin Kurti and this way violating the Constitution of Kosovo by denying the PDK to have a second member in the CEC. 

Speaking at a press conference, Gjoshi accused Osmani of trying to secure a seat in the CEC for the third member of the Vetevendosje Movement, Gresa Bytyqi Kelmendi, who ran for MP with the Guxo list. “Osmani and Kurti are trying to steal the mandate given to PDK by the Constitution through attempts in the Constitutional Court.”

Osmani has recently appointed eight members to the CEC and has sought out the opinion of the Constitutional Court regarding the appointment of two additional members.