On Tuesday, coalition Freedom issued a press release saying election campaign video in Albanian has caused a media campaign against the Kosovo Serb Freedom coalition, reported Serbian media.
The coalition candidate for PM Nenad Rasic recorded the campaign video in Albanian calling people to vote against the Serbian List at the October 6 early parliamentary elections.
The Coalition press release said that its members were subjected to the ”most vicious media propaganda in Serbia” following the release of the video.
”How is it that those of us who want reconciliation and cohabitation and speak the language of our neighbours are ”Albanian Serbs” while those of you who are dealing and trading in Serbia and Kosovo are patriots,” the coalition said, recalling that the Serbian List was a part of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj’s government.
However, following the release of the video, the New Kosovo Party leader Dragisa Miric left the coalition and said that two coalition candidates had decided not to stand in the elections.
Kosovo Online portal quoted Miric as saying that Serbia is the only Serb state and that any glorification of Kosovo means that the Serbs are renouncing their identity which is not his party’s policy or goal.
”I am calling the voters to think well about which political option they are going to vote for because it’s obvious that there are Serbs who are willing to renounce their nation and state for the sake of their own profit,” he said.
Miric called the other Freedom members to quit the coalition.