Kosovan parliamentary election, 2014
|8 June 2014|
|This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.|
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On 7 May, the Assembly was dissolved and President Atifete Jahjaga confirmed the Election date as 8 June 2014.
|Democratic League of Kosovo||184,596||25.24||0.55||30||3|
|Alliance for the Future of Kosovo||69,793||9.54||1.50||11||1|
|Civic Initiative for Kosovo||37,681||5.15||New||6||6|
|New Kosovo Alliance||34,170||4,67||2.62||0||8|
|Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo||7,424||1.02||0.20||2||1|
|Progressive Democratic Party||5,973||0.82||New||1||1|
|Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo||3,335||0.46||0.05||1|
|New Democratic Party||2,837||0.39||0.04||1|
|Turkish Justice Party of Kosovo||2,349||0.32||New||0|
|Egyptian Liberal Party||1,960||0.27||New||1||1|
|Movement for Democratic Prosperity||1,787||0.24||New||0|
|Ashkali Party for Integration||1,583||0.22||0.02||1|
|New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo||1,456||0.20||0.04||0||1|
|Centre Democratic Union||1,298||0.18||New||0|
|Coalition for Gora||1,193||0.16||New||1||1|
|Party of Democratic Action||1,096||0.15||0.08||0|
|Bosniak United List||860||0.12||New||0|
|Hasan Gashi (independent candidate)||775||0.11||New||0|
|Movement for Gora||754||0.10||New||0|
|Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo||702||0.10||0.16||0||1|
|Kosovar New Romani Party||645||0.09||New||1||1|
|United Roma Party of Kosovo||642||0.09||0.01||0||1|
|Independent Liberal Party||379||0.05||2.00||0||8|
|Movement Traditional Albanian Grouping||243||0.03||New||0|
|Total votes cast||766,834||100.0|
|Source: Central Election Commission CEC|
Foreign media viewed the election results as "inconclusive". According to the Constitution, "If no one challenges the election results within 24 hours, parliament will have 30 days to convene. The prime minister-designate will then have 15 days to form a government that has the backing of a majority of deputies". Incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and the PDK were expected to be the first to form government, having won a plurality of the seats in the election. However, an opposition coalition of the LDK, AAK and NISMA sought to form a governing coalition, arguing that together they could form a majority of the seats in parliament.
When parliament resumed in July, the opposition coalition attempted to elect the leader of the LDK Isa Mustafa as Speaker of Parliament, but only after member of Thaci's party had walked out of the vote.
This constitutional crisis dragged on for several months, until the PDK formed a governing coalition with the LDK. Under the agreement, LDK leader Isa Mustafa would become Prime Minister, while Thaci would be Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Parliamentary struggles continued for Kosovo after the government was formed. Vetëvendosje, an opposition party staunchly opposed to the 2013 Brussels Agreement between Kosovo and Serbia vowed that "no session will be held until the government renounces a deal with Serbia that gives greater rights to Serbs living in northern Kosovo". Opposition members of parliament set of nine smoke bombs in the parliamentary chambers over a period of six months.
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