The resigned chairman of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa says he would be relieved if he knew why citizens punished the LDK by voting in the February 14th snap parliamentary elections.
Mustafa through a post praised the LDK government where he expressed his conviction that the damage to the LDK with the last votes is completely unfair and the result of populist propaganda.
“LDK has promised the citizens that it will implement its fundamental values in governing policies, it has not promised that it will marry politically with the Vetëvendosje Movement”, Mustafa wrote, among other things.
Mustafa is criticizing Vetëvendosje candidate for prime minister Albin Kurti and incumbent president Vjosa Osmani for not having a plan for governing the future, saying it is an eminent lack of knowledge to govern.
If you have carefully followed the last debate of “Mr. Prime Minister” and “Mrs. President”, it would be good to explain to you, dear citizens and dear voters of LDK, what were their answers. for the future of Kosovo. For economic development, for concluding the dialogue, for the relations with the USA. I did not notice any answer but just run away from the answers. “Elementary lack of knowledge to govern,” he wrote.
Among other things, he said that he congratulated Vetëvendosje for the victory, not because he hates it, but that he does not want harm to the country. While he stressed that LDK will not give up and will come back stronger.
Mustafa full text without interference:
On February 15 of this year, I informed the Presidency of the LDK that after the election results of February 14, I will offer my resignation as Chairman of the LDK to the Assembly of the LDK.
Resignation as a moral gesture, not as an act of repentance. Because if I went back one more time, I would lead the LDK in the same way. With developmental orientations, pro-European, partnership with the USA, without scandals and uncorrupted.
I would like to apologize to you citizens and LDK activists, if the LDK was penalized by the electorate for corrupt and ignorant governance!
In fact, the LDK has ruled without any scandal. For six years I headed Prishtina, as its mayor. Vetëvendosje has accused me of 72 files and it has not been proven that any of them have anything to do with me. In those years Prishtina has experienced its peak with new schools, infrastructure, squares and streets, greenery, sports fields…. with the start of the city water and heating plant.
I have been the Prime Minister of the country for almost three years and my government has not had any scandals or corrupt actions. Kosovo has experienced economic growth from 2 as we inherited to 4 percent that continues even now, the private business sector has been supported, the first contractual agreement with the EU has been signed, that of Stabilization and Association, we had met 93 criteria for liberalization of visas from 95 of them.
The Hoti government, has repaired the damaged relations with the US by the Kurti Government as well as the relations with the EU, destroyed by the Kurti and Haradinaj governments, has signed the Agreement for normalization of economic relations with Serbia in the White House, has successfully managed the Covid-19 Pandemic both in terms of health and economics.
I would be relieved to know why the citizens punished the LDK by voting in this election.
He was punished because he did not submit to leftist propaganda, violence and pressure, just as he did not submit to Serbia in the 1990s. Apo, why ???
That he was punished, why we broke the coalition with VV, I do not regret, because I would break it even today. Between the US and VV, the LDK has chosen a partnership with the US. Between confrontation with President Trump’s administration and the Self-Determination Movement, the LDK has chosen to avoid any confrontation and straining relations with the United States but has lined up to build friendly relations.
The LDK has promised the citizens that it will implement its fundamental values in governing policies, it has not promised that it will marry the Vetëvendosje Movement politically. The people who have moved to Vetëvendosje have never shown what they offer to this country in terms of economic, development, Euro-Atlantic partnership, but have only given their trust to self-determination. They offered nothing but twenty critical sentences. Because they do not know more. Others who today in the TV studio say that their voice has not been heard, do not tell the truth, because they have not had any articulated voice other than abstaining position and abstention is a lack of attitude, buying time, in the style of seeing it come out.
If you have carefully followed the last debate of “Mr. Prime Minister” and “Mrs. President”, it would be good to explain to you, dear citizens and honorable voters of the LDK, what were their answers to the future of Kosovo. For economic development, for concluding the dialogue, for the relations with the USA. I did not notice any answer but just run away from the answers. Elementary lack of knowledge to govern.
Unlike some of my thousands of collaborators, I did not congratulate the Vetëvendosje Movement on its victory. Not that I hate it but that I do not want my country to be ruled by any political party; that I find no reason to wish the current LDK voters that they have passed to Vetëvendosje, because the LDK does not give up on them. Because the LDK does not surrender. It will come back even stronger.
I have full confidence in the people I have worked with, in my clean work that I have done in the LDK and in all other tasks. I am convinced that the damage to the LDK with the last votes is completely unfair and the result of populist propaganda.
To penalize a non-violent and uncorrupt state-building party is a bad signal for the future of this country. my