Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has postponed until June 29 addressing the people in response to a war crimes and crimes against humanity indictment proposal against him and Democratic Party of Kosovo leader Kadri Veseli brought by the Specialized Prosecutor's Office in The Hague.
According to a press release issued by his office, Thaci will address the people at 8 p.m. on June 29, instead of June 28 as previously announced.
According to authorities on constitutional law and the Kosovo Constitution, Thaci is not obligated to step down until the indictment is confirmed by the judge in the previous proceeding before the Special Court.
In this case, Thaci would have to resign immediately, as the Constitution of Kosovo states that the office of president may not be held by a person charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
If the president resigns, the speaker of the Kosovo Assembly takes over the president's duties.