Pristina, June 8, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
In the early hours of the morning, political leaders in Kosovo have caste their ballots for the early parliamentary elections taking place in the country. They’ve mainly addressed messages to encourage voters to turn out in the elections believing that Kosovo is going through an important process and a test of democracy.
Leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has cast his vote today in the “Faik Konica” high school along with his wife and son.
Thaci said that this is a special day for the country. “Today’s a special day for Kosovo as this is a very important process for the strengthening of our state. Our state is a new European state, a state which offers big opportunities of development, opportunities that can be exploited in order to benefit the citizens. This is a special day for our state and the citizens of the country. I congratulate all the citizens of the country and I invite people to turn out in the polls, in order for this process to be fair, free and democratic”, said Thaci.
Leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa has voted in “Emin Duraku” school.
Head of LDK said that with their vote, citizens of this country will decide about the future government of the country. He has also invited voters to apply their civic obligation.
Meanwhile, head of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj has voted in the Medical High School “Ali Sokoli”.
He invited all the citizens of Kosovo to vote today. “I just voted. I invite all the citizens of Kosovo to vote. By voting, we decide about our life”, said the leader of AAK, Ramush Haradinaj.
The president of the country, Atifete Jahjaga has also exerted her right to vote in the early parliamentary elections in the country.
In a declaration for the media, Jahjaga called on the citizens of Kosovo to turn out in the elections and use their constitutional and legal right, because, according to her, this way they help their state.
“These elections show the maturity of our state and this is proof of our development”, said Jahjaga.
American ambassador to Pristina, Tracey Ann Jacobson has also urged people to vote.
On Twitter, Jacobson called on citizens to make their voice be heard by participating in the elections.
“Make sure your voice is heard today! Go and vote!”, wrote Jacobson on Twitter. /ibna/