Kosovo Lawmakers Wrestle For Control Of Parliament

wochit politics
July 17, 2014 AT 5:25 AM
Lawmakers in Kosovo wrestled for control of parliament on Thursday, as it sat for the first time since an inconclusive June election triggered a constitutional crisis unprecedented in the young state's short history. An opposition bloc, supported by deputies representing some of Kosovo's ethnic minorities, elected the leader of the largest opposition party as speaker of parliament, but only after lawmakers from the party of outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaci declared the session adjourned and walked out. Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo emerged from the election as the biggest party with 30 percent of votes.