“Negotiation Group got the majority of votes, but not the consensus”, is Koha Ditore’s front page headline on the regular session of the Kosovo Assembly. According to the paper some participating parties in the Assembly have said that bad managing of the session by Parliamentary Speaker Nexhat Daci has “dimmed the initiative of President Rugova for consensus and unity”.
Dailies report that Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi and SRSG Jessen-Petersen have welcomed the endorsement of the Negotiation team and that they are looking for a way to ensure representation of the minorities in the team.
Express reports that Nexhat Daci has said that the negotiation team announced by President Rugova got the majority of votes, while PDK and ORA consider the session as a failure. The paper writes that SRSG Jessen-Petersen has welcomed the endorsement of President’s proposal and has asked the PDK to clarify its position.
Zëri writes that LDK, AAK and ORA supported the statement of the President while PDK did not declare ‘in favour’ or ‘against’ it. Late in the afternoon, PDK and ORA issued almost identical statements saying that these two entities consider the session as a failure and that the initiative of the President has been jeopardized.
Under the headline Hope dies the last, Koha Ditore reports in a separate article that the SRSG was hoping status preparations could start after the approval of President’s proposal by the Assembly. Now, he has come up with another hope to reach political unity after President Rugova invites in his residence political leaders of PDK, AAK and ORA, and other officials.