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OSCE Broadcast Report 17 November

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• AKR doesn’t rule out possibility of coalition with VV (KTV)
• Nobody has response how and why allergic reaction with ballots from Serbia happened (KTV)
• CEC: 499 polling stations recounted on Sunday (RTKLive)
• Albanians and Serbs painted murals together on Ibër Bridge (RTKLive)
• KP spokesperson confirms robbery attempt, denies allegations of attack on the Visoki Decani monastery (Kossev)

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  • AKR doesn’t rule out possibility of coalition with VV (KTV)
  • Nobody has response how and why allergic reaction with ballots from Serbia happened (KTV)
  • CEC: 499 polling stations recounted on Sunday (RTKLive)
  • Albanians and Serbs painted murals together on Ibër Bridge (RTKLive)
  • KP spokesperson confirms robbery attempt, denies allegations of attack on the Visoki Decani monastery (Kossev)

 

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 AKR doesn’t rule out possibility of coalition with VV

(KTV)

Even though the election results have not been certified yet, AKR has not ruled out the possibility of a coalition with Vetëvendosje Movement.

In a reply to Koha.net, the AKR’s general secretary Vesel Makolli said that they will decide about a coalition, first of all taking into the account interests of the state.

He added that the actions that will be taken after the election certification, will be in line with the two pre-election coalition partners, Nisma and PD.

Koha.net tried to contact also officials of Nisma, but they said they still have not come up with any official stance regarding this issue.

On the other hand, sources inside Vetëvendosje said to Koha.net that until now they have been focussed on discussions with LDK, and that a possible coalition with AKR has not been discussed yet.

Nobody has response how and why allergic reaction with ballots from Serbia happened

(KTV)

More than one month has passed since officials of the Central Election Commission (CEC), following their physical contact with envelopes that arrived from Serbia, complained for breathing difficulties, as well as for hands and face itching.

Moreover, 12 of them for several days received treatment at the Infective Clinic, although the Clinic officials stated that they had no infectious syndromes, and gave no further details about the reasons of the reaction.

CEC does not know what the reasons of the allergic reaction to its members are. CEC spokesperson briefly stated to Kohavision that this question should be asked to relevant institutions, alluding to the justice institutions.

A few days later, samples of the envelopes were sent for examination abroad. However, the Prosecution Office still has not disclosed addition information concerning the examination.

Without providing details about the case, Laureta Pula of the Basic Prosecution Office said that the investigations are going on, and they have not received results of the expertise.

On the other hand, before completion of the investigations, CEC, under extraordinary conditions, proceeded with the ballots arrived from Serbia.

Nevertheless, following the Supreme Court decision, votes of over 3,000 packages will not be included in the final election result.

Removal of those ballots made it possible for the Nisma-AKR-PD coalition to obtain seats in the Assembly.

 CEC: 499 polling stations recounted on Sunday

(RTKLive)

The Central Election Commission announced that 499 polling stations from the votes of October 6th elections have been recounted so far.

“During Sunday until 16:00hrs, 499 polling stations were recounted, or about 36 percent,” the CEC spokesman Valmir Elezi announced.

The process of recounting the 1428 polling stations that the ECAP has decided days ago is underway at the Count and Results Centre, after receiving many complaints from political entities and candidates.

Albanians and Serbs painted murals together on Ibër Bridge

(RTKLive)

 Dozens of young Albanian and Serbian artists have painted together different murals on Sunday, turning the Ibër Bridge in the town of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica into an art installation.

This was the second edition of ‘Nomad’ murals festival, which was organized by the non-governmental organization “Futja Ngjyrë” from the south and the “Link” organization from the north of Mitrovica/Mitrovicë.

Director of ‘Futja Ngjyrë’ NGO, Bardhyl Dobroshi, told KosovaPress that the purpose of creating these murals is to change the look of the town for the better.

On the other hand, Milan Dobric, from ‘Link’ NGO, based in north Mitrovica/Mitrovicë, said that the purpose of all this is to get as many young people involved in the activity as possible so that they can forget problems related to politics be it for a few moments.

According to him, it doesn’t matter to which community one belongs to, because the problems and things they do are similar, and the goal is to work.

 KP spokesperson confirms robbery attempt, denies allegations of attack on the Visoki Decani monastery

(Kossev)

A Kosovo Albanian reported a theft to police yesterday, alleging that the suspect (A.Y.) forced him and his son to carry out a terrorist attack on the Visoki Decani monastery – reads the Kosovo Police „Flash Report“ from Saturday night. The news was first published by the Kosovo Online portal and the Tanjug news agency. KP spokesperson, Daut Hoxha, however, denied the allegations presented in this police report about the plans to attack the monastery. Hoxha told KoSSev that following an additional police assessment it was concluded that „the story of the attack on the Decani Monastery is false and inaccurate.“

According to the initial Kosovo Police report, the so-called „Flash Report,“ at approximately 6pm yesterday, two ethnic Albanians, father, and son, (HH and JH) reported a case of robbery and coercion. They claimed that an ethnic Albanian, A.Y. (1981), stole their hand luggage and cellphone „forcing them to commit a terrorist attack on the Visoki Decani Monastery.“

KP spokesperson, Daut Hoxha confirmed that an attempted robbery took place yesterday and that the suspect was identified and arrested by Kosovo police.

Hoxha, however, pointed out a subsequent police assessment revealed that the allegations of the attack on the monastery were incorrect.

„The information on the attack on the monastery was checked and it turned out to be incorrect,“ he said.

According to the KP spokesperson, the complainant allegedly „used a story related to the suspect’s past to mislead the security services.“

This person received 48-hour long detention on suspicion of committing the crime of robbery and coercion. The case is still open.

Neither the initial report of the Kosovo Police nor Hoxha’s written response to KoSSev revealed the reasons why the complainant presented allegations of a terrorist attack.

“On the other hand, KFOR said in a written response to KoSSev that they are not involved in the fight against terrorism in Kosovo, because it does not fall under their mandate.

 However, they added that KFOR “closely monitors and continuously observes the situation in close cooperation with local and international security organizations. In the case of any kind of warning that could affect the security situation, KFOR is prepared to impartially adopt all necessary measures.“

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