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Kosovo Gets New Cabinet, Headed by Kurti

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Archive / News | 03.02.20 | access_time 20:29

Albin Kurti (Beta/AP/Visar Kryeziu)

On Feb. 3 the Kosovo Assembly voted in the new cabinet, with Self-Determination leader Albin Kurti at the helm, with 66 votes in favor and ten abstentions.

Assembly members form the Democratic Party of Kosovo, who dominated in attacks on Kurti and the new cabinet, left the session before the vote.

After being voted in, the new ministers took the oath.

Kurti said in his address to the Kosovo Assembly that the government of the coalition formed by Self-Determination and the Democratic League of Kosovo had a comprehensive platform dealing with all aspects of socioeconomic and political life in Kosovo.

"We have a platform that addresses all areas. Today we are institutionalizing the great change of Oct. 6. We will save public money. There will be 15 ministers by my side, not 21 as before. We will have about 33 deputy ministers, not over 80 as before. Less spending on office and privilege in order to spend more on projects," Kurti said.

Ministers from the Serb Ticket are Dalibor Jevtic, in charge of communities and returns, and Ivan Milojevic, in charge of regional development, while Emilija Redzepi of the Bosniak community was named minister of local government administration.

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