Albin Kurti declares victory: As of tomorrow, we work on creating a new government

Leader of the Vetevendosje movement and party candidate for Kosovo Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, declares victory in early parliamentary elections in Kosovo

Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug, Prva, Kosovo online
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Foto: EPA/Georgi Licovski
Foto: EPA/Georgi Licovski

Kurti stated that from today he is starting to work on creating a new Government with him as Prime Minister.

"We have worked hard, we have been engaged for a long time, but it all pays off because every sacrifice is worth for our beloved citizens. We considered it our obligation and we will get the country back on the right track", Kurti said.

Kurti said they were celebrating tonight and that they would "commit to creating the Government" on Monday.

"We will liaise with the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) to crown change. When the opposition becomes a government, then the change is crowned. In the meantime, the change happened with our victory," Kurti said.

As for the dialogue with Serbia, he said that as Prime Minister, he would assume the responsibilities that belong to him under the Constitution, and that under his leadership, there would be no question of what Kosovo was giving Serbia in return for recognition, but what Serbia owes to Kosovo.

Preliminary results: the Vetevendosje won the elections with 197,966 or 25.79 percent of the vote

Fotro: Tanjug, Filip Krainčanić
Fotro: Tanjug, Filip Krainčanić

According to preliminary results, 95.88 percent of the votes counted in early parliamentary elections in Kosovo, the Vetevendosje is the winner with only 0.74 percent more votes than the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK).

The Vetevendosje won 197,966 votes, followed by the Democratic League of Kosovo, with 192,300 or 25.05 percent of the vote.

In the third place, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) with 162,342 or 21.15 percent of the vote, while the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AKK) coalition with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) of Kosovo won 89,287 votes, or 11.63 percent of the vote count.

The Serb List won 47,633 votes, or 6.21 percent, thus obtaining all ten guaranteed seats belonging to the Serbian community.

These results do not include votes sent by mail, votes of the diaspora and persons with special needs whose counting is to begin today.

The total turnout in the elections was 800,122, or 43.22 percent, of which valid ballots were 766,904 and 39,136 were invalid ballots.

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