UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The radical Self-Determination movement and the moderately reformist Democratic Union of Kosovo (DSC) convincingly won early parliamentary elections in Kosovo, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.
The will took place on October 6, but the CEC recounted the ballots from 800 polling stations and double-checked the votes received by mail. Police in the self-proclaimed Kosovo investigated complaints of “poisoning” of members of the electoral commission – Albanians, who worked with ballots sent from central Serbia.
The investigation has not yet yielded results.
“Self-determination” received 26.15% of the vote and 32 mandates (out of 120), the DSC – 24.45% and 29 seats. The Democratic Party of Kosovo (KDP of “President” Hashim Tachi and “Speaker of Parliament” Kadri Veseli) has 21.16% of the vote and 25 seats, and the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, former Prime Minister Ramush Kharadinoy, has 11.47% and 14 seats,” election commission.
A quota of 10 seats in the parliament from the ranks of the Serbian national minority was completely won by the Serbian List associated with official Belgrade, which received 6.75% of the vote.
Representatives of the remaining national minorities – Bosniaks, Gypsies, and others – will take another ten deputy seats.
Earlier, the leader of Self-Determination, the premiere candidate Albin Kurti, had already announced his readiness to form a ruling coalition with the DSK and even appoint his candidate Vyos Osmani as “Foreign Minister” or parliamentary speaker. He categorically refused to cooperate with the KDP that ruled until recently and with the Serbian List.
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