- Accountability demanded for errors on CEC forms that led to recount (KTV)
- 81.29 per cent of polling stations recounted (Klan Kosova)
- Srpska List: Kurti’s post-election syndrome dangerous (GazetaExpress)
- Kurti and Kinolli agree to co-operate (GazetaExpress)
Accountability demanded for errors on CEC forms that led to recount
The lack of a column for inserting the results of Egyptian Liberal Party is one of the reasons that led to recount of more than 800 polling stations.
The Count and Results Centre came across such errors in 453 out of 844 ballot boxes.
The missing column error was made even prior to elections by CEC, respectively by the CEC Secretariat, which is responsible for printing the forms and which sent them for printing while they contained this error.
Asked about this, CEC spokesperson Valmir Elezi said that upon completion of the electoral process, this issue will be dealt with as well, without giving details if measures will be taken.
Democracy Plus organization, on the other hand, says such errors have affected citizens’ trust in the entire electoral process.
The printing, packaging and shipping of ballots and brochures for these elections cost the Central Election Commission about 194,000 euros.
The contract winner was the Group of Economic Operators “Cetis” and “CETKOS” from Slovenia.
81.29 per cent of polling stations recounted
Until 16:00hrs on Tuesday 430 polling stations were recounted, or 81.29% of the 530 polling stations that the CEC decided to undergo recount.
Valmir Elezi, spokesperson for the Central Election Commission, reported this to Klan Kosova.
After the recount of these votes, it is expected that the counting of conditional ballots and those of people with disabilities will begin.
The number of conditional votes at the country level is about 26,400, while the number of votes of people with disabilities is about 2,150.
“These votes will undergo controls, comparisons and verifications with regular voters and then it will be clear how many of them will be approved and rejected. Only the approved ballots will be counted,” Elezi highlighted.
Srpska List: Kurti’s post-election syndrome dangerous
Srpska List, a political entity representing Kosovo Serbs and backed by Belgrade, issued a press release on Tuesday saying that Pristina with the silent support of institutions in Brussels continues violating agreements guaranteed by the European Union, English edition of Gazeta Express reports.
“Pristina is only showing hypocrisy of all those speaking on the rule of law and respect of the signed agreements,” Srpska List said in a press statement.
The Srpska List mentioning the Vetevendosje leader and likely prime minister, Albin Kurti, says that Kurti and his supporters have a dangerous post-election syndrome.
“The post-election syndrome that Kurti and his supporters are suffering is dangerous for the future of the political developments in Kosovo, and silence of international community indirectly sends a message of approval for such actions,” Srpska List said in a press release.
Vetevendosje leader, Albin Kurti, whose party won 6 October elections, said he will not enter a coalition with the Srpska List, who won all ten reserved seats for Serbian community in Kosovo Parliament. Kurti argued that the Srpska List is a political entity representing interests of Serbia rather than interests of local Serbs, adding that local Serbs faced pressure and intimidation to vote this Belgrade-backed political entity
Kurti and Kinolli agree to co-operate
The leader of Vetëvendosje Movement Albin Kurti received on Tuesday the candidate for MP from Kosovo Roma community, Albert Kinolli.
The press announcement issued by Vetëvendosje says that the progress and outcome of the electoral process expected to be certified these days, the new government and possibilities of co-operation towards a democratic state building that ensures prosperity and progress for all citizens of the Republic were discussed in this meeting.
The announcement further states that Kurti briefed Kinolli on the priorities of new government.
VV also announced that Kurti and Kinolli expressed their desire to continue further communication and co-operation.