Government and Parliament against Serb elections in Kosovo

Government and Parliament against Serb elections in Kosovo

Pristina, March 11, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

In yesterday’s meeting, the steering committee of the parliament of Kosovo declared that it’s against the holding of Serb elections in Kosovo.

The speaker of the parliament of Kosovo, Jakup Krasniqi said that every decision that is taken in this case would be in compliance with the Constitution of Kosovo.

“The agreement has been reached by the government. We respect every decision taken by the latter in compliance with the Constitution and the laws in force”, said he.

The head of the parliamentary group of PDK, Adem Grabovci was resolved as far as the holding of Serb elections in Kosovo are concerned. According to him, the Constitution will be respected.

Meanwhile, the head of the parliamentary group of LDK, Ismet Beqiri says that he’s concerned and considers the declarations issued by the government over the holding of Serb elections in Kosovo as contradictory.

“Of course we’re concerned about the contradictory declarations of the government which says that it will not allow these elections. We will see as to how they will explain what happens after these elections”, says he.

For Ardian Gjini from AAK, the holding of Serb elections in Kosovo is a breach of the sovereignty of Kosovo.

“Dual nationality doesn’t imply opening of ballot centers for the Serb elections in Kosovo. If Serbia opens embassies or liaison offices, it can do this in order for its citizens to vote, or they can go to Serbia and vote”, declares Gjini.

Even to Visar Ymeri, head of the parliamentary group of Self Determination, Serb elections in Kosovo are unacceptable.

“These are unacceptable, because they’re a tendency of a sovereignty exerted by Serbia within the territory of Kosovo. It’s necessary for the government to take measures in order to stop such thing, but based on earlier experiences, such thing has never happened”, says Ymeri.

The government of Kosovo is determined not to allow the holding of Serb elections in the territory of Kosovo.

Deputy prime minister Hajredin Kuci declared that the government of the country will respect two principles in this case.

“The fact that Serbia cannot hold elections in Kosovo and the second one, Serb citizens who have Serb nationality, will participate in those elections, for which OSCE will play a technical role”, said Kuci. /ibna/