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evolving legal system; mixture of applicable Kosovo law, UNMIK laws and regulations, and applicable laws of the Former Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia that were in effect in Kosovo as of 22 March 1989
Albanian Christian Democratic Party of Kosovo or PNDSH [Uke BERISHA] Alliance for a New Kosovo or AKR [Behgjet PACOLLI] Alliance for the Future of Kosovo or AAK [Ramush HARADINAJ] Alliance of Independent Social Democrats of Kosovo and Metohija or SDSKIM [Ljubisa ZIVIC] Ashkali Party for Integration or PAI Bosniak Party of Democratic Action of Kosovo or BSDAK Vakat Coalition or VAKAT [Sadik IDRIZI] Citizens' Initiative of Gora or GIG [Murselj HALJILJI] Coalition for New Kosovo or KKR (includes AKR, Justice Party, Social Democratic Party, Pensionists and Disabled Party, Pensionists of Kosovo, PNDSH, and the Green Party of Kosovo) Democratic Action Party or SDA [Numan BALIC] Democratic League of Dardania or LDD [Nexhat DACI] Democratic League of Kosovo or LDK [Isa MUSTAFA] Democratic Party of Ashkali of Kosovo or PDAK [Berat QERIMI] Democratic Party of Kosovo or PDK [Hashim THACI] Independent Liberal Party or SLS [Slobadan PETROVIC] Kosovo Democratic Turkish Party or KDTP [Mahir YAGCILAR] Movement for Self-Determination (Vetevendosje) or VV [Albin KURTI] Movement for Unification or LB [Avni KLINAKU] New Democratic Initiative of Kosovo or IRDK [Xhevdet NEZIRAJ] New Democratic Party or NDS [Predrag JOVIC] Serb People's Party or SNS [Mihailo SCEPANOVIC] Serbian Democratic Party of Kosovo and Metohija or SDSKiM [Sasa DJOKIC] Serbian Kosovo and Metohija Party or SKMS [Dragisa MIRIC] Serbian National Council of Northern Kosovo and Metohija or SNV [Milan IVANOVIC] Social Democratic Party of Kosovo or PSDK Socialist Party of Kosovo or PSK [Ilaz KADOLLI] United Roma Party of Kosovo or PREBK [Haxhi Zylfi MERXHA] United Serb List or JSL
Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedom (human rights) Organization for Democracy, Anti-Corruption and Dignity Rise! [Avni ZOGIANI] Serb National Council (SNV) The Speak Up Movement [Ramadan ILAZI]