“Democracy in Action” coalition of NGOs, which monitored Sunday’s elections, published the preliminary results, according to which, 20 communes have already elected their mayors, while 18 remaining communes are expected to be decided in the second round of voting expected to be held on 19 November.
In Pristina, the second round of voting will confront Shpend Ahmeti of Self Determination and Arban Abrashi of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK).
In Prizren, PDK’s candidate will race against Self Determination candidate.
In Pec, LDK’s candidate will race against AAK’s candidate.
In Gjilan, LDK’s candidate will race against Self Determintion candidate.
In Ferizaj, PDK’s candidate will race against LDK’s candidate.
In Southern Mitrovica, PDK’s candidate will race against AKR’s candidate.
In Djakovica, the Alternative’s candidate will race against AAK’s candidate.
The Central Election Commission announced that around 44% of 1 million and 890 entitled voters turned out in the elections. Officials from this commission said that there were no difficulties in the process.
The process was followed by 33 thousand monitors, including international one. According to the head of the EU mission, Alojz Peterle, the elections were quiet.
Over 86 prosecutors were involved in the Election Day to take action against any legal violation, while Kosovo police made sure the process went smooth.
Over 200 members of OSCE were installed in the northern part of Kosovo to help with the holding of the elections. /balkaneu.com/