Low turnout expected in Kosovo vote
PRIŠTINA -- The Albanian language media in Priština write today that a low turnout is expected in the upcoming local elections in Kosovo.
They blame political dissatisfaction, inefficiency of political parties, inability to make a sustainable political race, public assessments that an individual vote has no power and massive political corruption.
The analysts interviewed also say that "the historic moment of the final solution of the status of Kosovo" has been "pushing elections to the background" and cite a lack of full credibility of the election process "and other specific technical problems".
The November 15 local ballot is the first organized by Kosovo Albania institutions after the unilateral declaration of independence a year and a half ago.
The Serbian president and government have stated that there are no conditions for the Kosovo Serbs to take part in these elections.
utorak 10.11.2009 | 19:00 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Čedomir Jovanović said that pulling the Vojvodina statute from parliamentary procedures today shows the government’s incompetence.
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PRIŠTINA -- The Kosovo election commission will set up "alternative polling stations for areas where Serbs make up a majority of the population".
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BRUSSELS -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić says Serbia could join the EU in five to seven years.
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BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament has withdrawn the draft Vojvodina statute from its procedure today in Belgrade.
utorak 10.11.2009 | 10:52 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- There are no conditions for Serbs to take part in the local elections in Kosovo on November 15, Minister for Kosovo Goran Bogdanović told B92.
utorak 10.11.2009 | 09:51 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčak said that there is reason for “careful optimism” regarding the potential unfreezing of the SAA.
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PRIŠTINA -- New Zealand has decided to recognize Kosovo, it was announced from the Kosovo Albanian authorities in Priština.
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NOVI SAD -- An ethnic Hungarian party leader says that the expected adoption of the Vojvodina statute will "help move the boundaries" of its autonomy.