Kosovo Is In Turmoil After Coronavirus Controversy Helped Fell Its Government

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Heading into Wednesday evening, Kosovo had already been tangled in tumult. The Balkan country had seen dozens of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and frustrations with the government's response had drawn residents onto their balconies — not to clap in praise of medical workers, as in other countries, but to bang drums in protest of their politicians' deepening feud. Then, on Wednesday night, that feud deepened further. Kosovo's ruling coalition lost a no-confidence vote called in Parliament by one of the coalition's own member parties, formally toppling the government of Prime Minister Albin Kurti. The decisive defeat, with 82 in favor of ouster and 32 against, spells a swift end to Kurti's tenure — less than half a year after his left-wing...

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Kosovo Is In Turmoil After Coronavirus Controversy Helped Fell Its Government

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