Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric said today decision of the Central Election Commission in Pristina to deny right to Serbs to cast the vote with Serbian ID cards, respectively, with valid personal documents runs contrary to the applicable laws that Pristina made itself and represents an attempt to politically “erase the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija,” with an administrative instruction, Kosovo-online portal reports.
He underlined it is a sort of political persecution that must not be allowed. Djuric also said he understands the bitterness of Srpska Lista and all Serbian representatives because the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija are denied the right to vote.
According to Djuric the international community must react, otherwise these elections will not be legitimate.
Djuric also said “there is a great fear from Srpska Lista, Serbian unity and that is why unfortunately some Serbs by name and surname, hired and engaged by Albanians and who knows whom else to take part (in the elections) apart from the state policy, welcomed this (CEC) decision”.
Djuric reiterated the current CEC decision is unacceptable, it must change, and Serbs enabled to vote with valid documents “this or that way”.