IBNA Op-Ed/ It’s clear for the international community as to who supports the destabilization of the region! I believe that security, internal and international institutions will take action against those who work for destabilization, organized crime and anarchy.
By Seremb Gjergji
Independent candidate for the President of Kosovo
This time, citizens of Kosovo have worked for democratic development, law and order. The election result reflects their will. They were free, quiet and democratic. The participation of a large number of voters in the polls reflects the power of our new democracy.
Cooperation of institutions of justice and security in a more professional way with citizens in cases of abuses and pressures on the voters along with other unlawful actions, have helped the development of democracy. When institutions of security and justice are committed, when there’s a will of political parties and their leaders, when the appeals of the international community are serious, then the results are present.
I cannot feel any different than worried about the intimidating and violent acts taken place in the poll center of St. Shava in the new commune of Mitrovica of Kosovo. But I’m also happy about the fact that in spite of the pressure and threats, the citizens of Zvecan, Leposavic, Zubin Potok and the commune of Mitrovica of Kosovo used their right of vote and went out to vote.
Now it’s clear for the international community as to who supports the destabilization of the region. I believe that security, internal and international institutions will take action against those who work for destabilization, organized crime and anarchy. They must also protect people with good will in these communes, the engagement of whom must be valued.
These are the first elections held in the entire territory of Kosovo, including the north of the country, in compliance with the laws and rules of the state of Kosovo.
International community, as partner of the new state of Kosovo, has done everything in the democratic advancements of Kosovo.
I’d like to thank KFOR and NATO for being besides the people of Kosovo and for offering a safe and quiet environment for everyone.
The commitment shown in these elections must be even bigger and must eliminate those few mistakes during the December 1 runoff. Let us strengthen the feeling that the second round elections will not have such flaws.
*Sent by the author, independent candidate for President of Kosovo
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