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Kosovo elections: PAN in the lead with 34.60 percent of votes

Kosovo Elections; Photo: Tanjug/Edib Tahirović

PRISTINA – Kosovo held on Sunday the early parliamentary elections, the third since the country declared its independence in February 2008, ATA reports.
According to 91,00% of polling stations processed by CEC, the coalition of 13 Albanian parties- Democratic Party of Kosovo, Alliance for Kosovo Future, Initiative for Kosovo and 10 others has insured 34,60% of votes, Self-Determination Movement which ran solely has so far insured 26,75%, while the coalition of Kosovo’s Democratic Movement and New Kosovo Alliance, including the candidates of the new political entity – Alternative and Movement for Justice has insured 25,81% of votes.

Out of the entities of minority communities, the Civic Initiative Serb List (Gradanska Inicijativa Srpska Lista) has insured more votes- – 5,54%

According to Central Election Commission (CEC), attendance in elections was 41.45 percent out of 1 mln and 872 thousand eligible to vote.

Participating in these elections were 5 coalitions, 19 political parties and 2 civic initiatives. The electoral process has been praised by CEC and the coalition of non-governmental organizations, Democracy in Action saying they have run smoothly.
Kosovo elections have been monitored by more than 29 thousand observers from political parties, non-governmental organizations, EU as well as the embassies accredited in Pristina.

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