OSCE calls on Kosovo to allow Serbian elections

Foreign diplomats have requested from Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga to allow OSCE to organize Serbian parliamentary and presidential elections in Kosovo.

Source: Beta

According to Priština-based Albanian language daily Koha Ditore, “the lack of legal basis is preventing OSCE from organizing the Serbian elections”.

The daily’s foreign sources say that there is no legal regulation on who should file a request to hold the elections on May 6.

The Kosovo Presidency, however, will not allow the elections to be organized if the request is not filed.

The daily writes that OSCE expects the Kosovo institutions to file the request while the Kosovo Presidency, which decides on elections in Kosovo, expects OSCE to file the official request.

Kosovo Presidency’s Spokesman Arber Vlahiu has repeated that the Kosovo president has not received an official request to hold the Serbian elections.

The Kosovo authorities have already stated that they will prevent the local elections from being held. Even some Belgrade officials have said that the local elections should not be held in Kosovo if UNMIK was against the idea.

Northern Kosovo municipalities of Zubin Potok and Zvečan have announced that they will hold the local elections on May 6.

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