election FAQ

Elections in Kosovo: 2017 Parliamentary Elections


Kosovo will hold extraordinary elections on June 11 to fill the 120 seats in the Assembly of Kosovo. While the next parliamentary election was scheduled for mid-2018, the Assembly adopted a no-confidence vote in the government of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa on May 10, 2017, triggering an early election.

Snap elections were mandated to take place within 30 to 45 days of the Assembly’s dissolution. After consultations with the various political parties, President Hashim Thaçi announced that the elections would take place on June 11.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Kosovo: 2017 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is the political situation?
  • Who manages the electoral process in Kosovo?
  • What is the gender balance on the candidate list?
  • How will election disputes be adjudicated?