Pristina, January 19, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Commune of Gracanica in Kosovo saw local government elections on Sunday.
According to preliminary results issued by the Central Election Commission (CEC), the winner in this commune inhabited by a Serb majority is the candidate of the Serb List, Vladeta Kostic.
She won 64,9% of votes against Nenad Rashic from the Progresivna Demokratska Stranska, who won 31,5% of the votes, Shaip Berisha from the Democratic League of Kosovo with 1,7% and Dragisa Miric from Nova Partija Kosovo with 1,8%.
Kostic has managed to win a total of 4,614 votes.
Head of CEC, Valdete Daka said that this commune managed to finalize these elections without a run off.
37% of the 20 thousand eligible voters participated on Sunday’s polls. Over 300 monitors observed the voting process and according to them, this process saw irregularities that do not affect the election process.
Extraordinary elections in Gracanica followed the resignation of the mayor of this commune, Branimir Stojanovic, who at the start of December was appointed deputy PM of Kosovo.
Stojanovic was elected mayor of Gracanica in December 2013 as part of the Serb List, a political subject backed by Belgrade and which has won nine out of the 10 seats allocated for the Serb community in the parliament of Kosovo. /ibna/