Pristina, September 6, 2013
Self Determination Movement will sent to Court the decision of the Central Election Commission for the lifting of the logo of the Republic of Kosovo from the ballot papers, by saying that this has been done to obey to Serbia. According to them, after obeying to Serbia about the date of the elections in Kosovo, CEC has also in an unconstitutional way lifted the logo of the Republic. Through a press conference they have said that the decision of CEC is against article 5, paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, which states “The appearance, use and the protection of the flag and other state symbols are regulated by law. The use and protection of national symbols are regulated by law”.
According to SD lawmakers, Visar Ymeri and Glauk Konjufca this is against the law for the use of state symbols.
“Meanwhile, with the orientation of Ivica Dacic and confirmation of Hashim Thaci, Central Election Commission lifted the logo of the Republic of Kosovo and on September 4, a Serb party called “SRBIJA” war registered at the CEC. Under these circumstances, it would not be a surprise if they used the logo of Serbia as their own logo. The rules for the certification of political subjects and the law on general elections, regulate the naming in compliance with constitutionality and with the values of our republic”, said Visar Ymeri.
Self Determination Movement says that it will take this decision of CEC to court.
“Self Determination Movement will send the decision of CEC taken on September 2, 2013 to the court on the grounds of administrative breaches. The Constitutional Court doesn’t have power over the decisions of the Central Election Commission and Parliament doesn’t have the power to examine the decisions of CEC. This case serves us to understand how we must regulate institutions in the future”, added he.
Meanwhile, he added that the President should have abrogated this decision, instead of supporting it. /ibna/