Kosovo CIK: Run-off possible in Serb-majority Klokot municipality

NEWS 17.10.2021 21:48
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Source: Tanjug/AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

The Kosovo Central Election Commission (CIK) reported on Monday that in the southwestern municipality of Klokot with a Serb majority there could be the second round of voting.

The Belgrade-backed Serb List party declared late on Sunday a total victory in all ten municipalities with a Serb majority in Kosovo’s local elections, but the CIK’s results showed it won 48.37 percent of votes, followed by the opposition ‘Civil Initiative Serbian National Unity’ with 21.99 and ‘People’s Unity’ with 16.18 percent of casted votes.

According to the first exit poll results on Sunday, mayors will be elected in the second round in 11 municipalities, with the ruling Self-determination of Prime Minister Albin Kurti recording poor results and forced in the run-offs.

The head of the Serb List Goran Rakic declared an overwhelming victory and said the Serbs showed “power and unity.

He added the party would continue insisting on forming the Community for Serb Municipalities (CSM), which Pristina had been refusing to allow since 2013 when it was agreed in Brussels between Belgrade and Pristina under the European Union auspices.

“We’re fighting for the CSM. Unless there is CSM, there won’t be Kosovo institutions either. (The Serbs) listened to the Serb List and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic advice (to take to the polls).

The head of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo Petar Petkovic said later on Monday that „Serb List will walk out from alll Pristina instittions if CSM is not formed.“

CIK said that 43 percent of the eligible voters cast a ballot and that the highest turnout, 60 percent, was in northern Kosovo.

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