Kosovo: Glauk Konjufcë is elected new President of the National Assembly

The formation of the eighth mandate of the legislature in Kosovo took place today, with the election of the President of the National Assembly and the Vice Presidents.

The process began with the formation of an ad hoc commission to control the quorum of the National Assembly and the updating of parliamentary mandates, followed by the swearing in of MPs.

A vote was then held to elect the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly.

With 69 votes in favor, 33 against and no abstentions, Glauk Konjufcë was elected Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo.

Konjufcë was appointed by the Vetëvendosje Movement, with 113 deputies present during the voting.

Vetëvendosje Movement appointed Saranda Bogujevci to the post of Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo, while the Democratic Party of Kosovo appointed Bedri Hamza and the Democratic Congress of Kosovo nominated Kujtim Shala. The candidates voted with 107 votes in favor, 6 against and no abstentions.

The Serbian list nominated Slavko Simic as Vice President of the Assembly, while other minority parties nominated Bekim Arif. Both candidates were elected with 91 votes in favor, 6 against and 10 abstentions

The new President of the National Assembly of Kosovo Glauk Konjufca stated after his election that he will perform his duty with honor and responsibility.

“For me, there will be no deputies of this or that party. For me, as Speaker of the Assembly, there will be equal deputies of the people of Kosovo, because that is how I see you. Together and on your behalf, we thank the citizens of the Republic because, if they had not voted, we would not be here today, “said Konjufca.

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