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Key Takeaways From Kosovo’s Watershed Vote (RFE)

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The leader of the left-wing opposition party claiming a surprise victory in Kosovo’s parliamentary elections has pledged to start coalition talks to end the dominance of parties led by former independence fighters and turn a corner in Europe’s newest state. Onetime student leader Albin Kurti, of the upstart Self-Determination (Vetevendosje) party, vowed to turn to […]

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Kosovo LGBT Activists Add Novel Touches to Pride Week (Balkan Insight)

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The Third Pride Week in Kosovo began on Monday with a reception in the government building where several top officials, including the President, Hashim Thaci, were present. The opening will continue with Majlinda Hoxha’s artistic exhibition, “QUEIN,” at the Institute for Urbanism and Design. “This is the first time that an exhibition with LGBT community […]

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Serwer: People of Kosovo wanted change and voted for it (VOA)

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U.S. Balkans analyst Daniel Serwer said in an interview with Voice of America that the election results in Kosovo were not unexpected and that the people of Kosovo wanted change and voted for it. He said he expects negotiations to get underway for the formation of the new government. “I hope it will be a […]

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A victory that goes beyond politics (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  07/10/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on A victory that goes beyond politics (Prishtina Insight)

Sunday’s election results were a political earthquake that will resonate beyond the formation of the next government. The electorate have exhibited a refusal to surrender to the blackmail and nepotism that have been endemic in Kosovar politics for the last 20 years, writes Eraldin Fazliu in an opinion piece. He says Vetevendosje’s victory in yesterday’s […]

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Conditional and mailed ballots to be counted in the coming days (Kosovapress)

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The sensitive election material from all Kosovo municipalities is on its way to the Counting and Results Centre and all of it is expected to arrive by the end of today, said Central Election Commission (CEC) spokesperson Valmir Elezi. Elezi said that conditional ballots as well as those of special-needs persons and mailed ballots will […]

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Pacolli congratulates Kurti and Osmani on election results (Kallxo)

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Leader of the New Kosovo Alliance (AKR) Behgjet Pacolli congratulates the people of Kosovo for voting peacefully and also congratulated opposition leaders, Vetevendosje’s Albin Kurti and the Democratic League of Kosovo’s (LDK) Vjosa Osmani, on clear victory. “I congratulate Albin Kurti for his political integrity and Mrs. Osmani for creating new energy on the foundations […]

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Kosovo Voters Want a New Future, but Old Problems Linger (NYT)

By   /  07/10/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Kosovo Voters Want a New Future, but Old Problems Linger (NYT)

Ever since Kosovo ended its war with Serbia two decades ago, its dominant political figures have all been men who rose to prominence as fighters and held onto power despite failing to secure a lasting peace and presiding over a floundering economy. But in parliamentary elections on Sunday, a new generation of politicians offered them […]

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Kosovo election: Opposition parties claim win (BBC)

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Opposition parties have claimed the greatest number of votes in Kosovo’s general election. Centre-left Vetevendosje and centre-right Democratic League (LDK) are each expected to win about 25% of the vote. The election was called in July when Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned to face questioning by a war crimes court in The Hague. https://bbc.in/31TsksJ

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Two Opposition Parties Win Kosovo Parliamentary Elections (RFE)

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Kosovo’s two major opposition parties — the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and Vetevendosje — appear to have upended the ruling party, in power for 12 years, during snap parliamentary elections held on October 6. With nearly 96 percent of the ballots counted as of 3:56 a.m. local time on October 7, the website of […]

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Opposition parties overturn Kosovo politics with election victory (Euronews)

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Albanian nationalist opposition party Vetevendosje was poised for a narrow victory in Kosovo’s parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results early Monday, with another opposition party in close second. Election Commission results based on 80% of votes counted gave the party 26% of votes, slightly ahead of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) party which won […]

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CDHRF: Kosovo elections, model for the region (media)

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The Kosovo-based Council for Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) issued a statement to the media regarding 6 October early parliamentary elections which it says were “well-organised” and “very well-monitored” despite the short preparation time. CDHRF commended the voter turnout which this year was higher than in previous 2017 elections. “CDHRF considers a positive […]

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Pride Week kicks off in Prishtina (Prishtina Insight)

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In the lead up to the third Prishtina Pride Parade, which will take place on Thursday morning in Prishtina’s city center, LGBTI rights activists have organized a series of artistic exhibitions, parties, conferences and discussions across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. This year’s parade, which begins at 11:30 at Skenderbeg Square in Prishtina, will […]

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