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Thaci "respects" decision that would give his party mandate

Thaci "respects" decision that would give his party mandate

PRIŠTINA -- Hashim Thaci has said that he will "respect" a decision of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo addressing the post-election deadlock.

The court on Tuesday decided that the party that won the most votes will name a nominee to form the next government in Priština.

Kosovo Nationalists Demand End to Serbia Talks

Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti said he would back the opposition coalition that wants to form a government instead of outgoing premier Hashim Thaci’s Democratic Party of Kosovo, which won most votes at the recent elections, but only under certain conditions.

“This is because bad governance should not continue,” Vetevendosje Movement spokesperson Erzen Vraniqi told BIRN.

Barricade in Divided Kosovo Town Removed

The barricade over the river Ibar in Mitrovica - the most potent symbol of division in Kosovo between Serbs living in the north and Albanians in the south - was taken down late on Tuesday.

The road over the bridge was finally open to traffic on Wednesday after tons of stones and sand were removed overnight.

The Kosovo government said it welcomed the removal of the barricade.