Kosovo – Constitutional commission considers direct election of the president

SETimes is reporting that a constitutional commission has been established in Kosovo and that one of its recommendations is likely to be the direct election of the president. If this reform is passed, then Kosovo would become semi-presidential.

The report seems to present more than just speculation. The vice chairman of the commission is quoted as saying “Around 30 provisions in the constitution will be changed, including drafting a new law on electing the president”.

The position of the president has been controversial since independence. Twice presidents have been forced to step down. Therefore, the direct election of the president is seen as being a means to ensure more stability.

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