Jailed legislator’s casting vote for government of Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti was invalid, Kosovo’s top court says.

No Kosovan government has finished its full term since the country declared independence in 2008 [File: Florion Goga/Reuters]

Kosovo’s highest court has ruled that the country must hold a fresh general election after the parliamentary confirmation of its new government earlier this year was declared illegal.

The Constitutional Court of Kosovo on Monday said the election of the government of Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti was invalid because the June parliamentary confirmation of his administration was passed with a vote by a legislator who has since been jailed.

The government, led by the centre-right Democratic League of Kosovo, was elected by 61 deputies in the Balkan

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