Kosovo politicians take a selfie after voting to dissolve parliament on Thursday [Laura Hasani/Reuters]
Kosovo’s parliament has been dissolved, paving the way for the country’s president to call an early general election.
The 120-seat legislature held an extraordinary session on Thursday, deciding by 89 votes in favour to end the parliamentary term. There was one vote against and two people abstained.
In July, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned after it emerged a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country’s 1998-99 war wanted to question him. He was a commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army during the war.
While he denies any wrongdoing and says he is ready to face any accusations, Haradinaj told reporters “I used my right