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Tear gas in parliament kills Kosovo vote, again

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 00:50

Opposition lawmakers released tear gas in Kosovo's parliament again on Friday, disrupting a session to elect the country's next president. Nathan Frandino reports.

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For the second time in a week, tear gas was used to end all discussion in Kosovo's parliament. It's become the favored strategy of opposition lawmakers protesting - and hoping to prevent - a vote for president. Tensions have been building in the country since Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci -- the current top presidential contender -- brokered a deal with Serbia that gave more power to the ethnic Serb minority in Kosovo. Opposition supporters have been rallying outside. Parliamentary police are preparing for a possible escalation, while inside, officials warn that a failure to elect a president will lead to parliament's dissolution and snap elections within 45 days.

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Tear gas in parliament kills Kosovo vote, again

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 00:50