Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi says it is common practice for the Parliament not to hold sessions during this period, but leaves room to schedule a session in case of a pressing need.
If turnout threshold is not reached in the second round and a new president is not elected, the Parliament Speaker will assume office as acting head of state for a period of six months at most, according to the Constitution, Xhaferi told reporters Wednesday.
In the meantime, he added, the procedure for election of a president is repeated, i.e. new elections are called.
This is regulated under Articles 81 and 82 of the Constitution, said Speaker Xhaferi.