• March 24, 2017
  • 03:10

About Kosovo

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The Kosovo Political system is framed as a parliamentary representative democratic republic, where the country’s prime minister is the head of the government and the multi-party system. The executive power, additionally, is exercised by the government whereas the legislative power lies upon both the government and the Assembly of Kosovo.  The president of Kosovo is the Head of State and is elected by the Assembly of Kosovo whereas the judicial power is independent of the legislature and the executive powers.

Local short form: Kosovo
Conventional long form: Republic of Kosovo
Government type: Republic
Capital: Pristina (Prishtinė, Prishtina)
Administrative divisions: 37 Municipalities
Independence: 17 February 2008 (from Serbia)
Constitution: Adopted by the Kosovo Assembly on 9 April 2008; effective 15 June 2008
Legal system: Evolving legal system based on terms of UN Special Envoy Martti AHTISAARI's Plan for Kosovo's supervised independence
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Elections: Last held on June 2014(next expected to be held in 2018)
Major Political Parties:

 

Partia Demokratike e Kosoves (PDK)

Lidhja Demokratike e Kosoves (LDK)

Vetėvendosje!

Aleance per Ardhmerine e Kosoves (AAK)

Aleance Kosova e Re (AKR)

 

Executive branch:

Chief of state: Hashim Thaqi (Since April 07, 2016)

 

Head of government:

 

Prime Minister Isa Mustafa

 

Cabinet:

 

Ministers; elected by the Kosovo Assembly



  Hajredin Kuqi - Minister for Justice

Arsim Bajrami - Minister for Education,Science and Technology
  Valon Murati - Minister for Diaspora
  Hajredin Kuēi -Minister for Justice
  Avdullah Hoti - Minister for Finance
  Blerand Stavileci - Minister for Economic Development
  Bekim Ēollaku - Minister for European Integrations
  Haki Demolli - Minister for KSF
  Dalibor Jevtić - Minister for Communities and Return
  Memli Krasniqi - Minister for Agriculture
 

Imet Rrahmani - Minister for Health

 

Legislative branch:

 

 

  Unicameral national Assembly (120 seats; 100 seats directly elected, 10 seats guaranteed for ethnic Serbs, 10 seats guaranteed for other ethnic minorities; to serve four-year terms)
Judicial branch:

  Supreme Court; district courts; municipal courts.
The Kosovo Constitution dictates that the Supreme Court of Kosovo is the highest judicial authority, and provides for a Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) that proposes to the president candidates for appointment or reappointment as judges and prosecutors.
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