Norway ambassador to Kosovo warns for new elections

Norway ambassador to Kosovo warns for new elections

Pristina, September 16, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Ambassador of Norway to Kosovo, Jan Braathu, warned today that the country may soon head to fresh elections, demanding from the authorities of the country to take the necessary measures for a trusted electoral system.

“Concrete measures must be taken in improving the election system, because there may be fresh elections, sooner than we may expect them”, said Brathuu.

The Norwegian ambassador made these declarations in the roundtable called “Recent elections-an opportunity to reflect on the electoral legislation”, hosted by Democracy in Action, which published the final observation report of the early parliamentary elections of June 8, 2014.

Braathu also addressed a number of issues, for which he said that they must improve in the next election process.

“What is clear is that in every election in Kosovo, there must be a cleansing of the lists from dead people and then to identify the possibility for invalid ballots and timely information for the ballot centers”, said Braathu, who called on authorities to have a more advanced electoral system in place.

The Norwegian ambassador has promised that authorities will also have the international support in this aspect. /ibna/