According to the final results of the Central Election Commission, the candidates of Srpska Lista won 22,702 votes in the elections in the four municipalities in the north – 6,671 more than during the last election in 2017. In other words, the voter’s support of Srpska Lista has increased by 41% in the last two years.
The candidates of Srpska Lista received over 90% of the votes in all four municipalities during the elections held on Sunday.
In the municipality of North Mitrovica, 7.484 registered voters voted for Srpska Lista’s candidate, Goran Rakic, which is 90.4% of the total number of voters who went to the polls, while the Self-determination’s candidate, Erden Atiq won 331 or 4% of the votes. Finally, the PDK candidate, Gonxe Caushi received 461 or 5.6% of votes.
Srpska Lista’s candidate for the Mayor of Zvecan municipality, Vucina Jankovic received 94.8% or 3.847 votes. Candidates for Self-Determination and PDK, Avdi Peci and Ilir Peci received 2% or 82, and 3.2% or 131 of the total votes respectively.
Srdjan Vulovic, the only Srpska Lista candidate who did not run for mayor in the Kosovo system in the past, received the highest number of votes in Zubin Potok with 94.6% or 4,075 votes. The candidate for the Movement Self-Determination, Liridona Kahrimani won 110 or 2,6% of votes, while PDK candidate, Hysen Mehmeti won 123 or 2.9% of votes.
Srpska Lista candidate in Leposavic Municipality, Zoran Todic won the highest number of votes with 96.7% or 7.296 votes. The PDK candidate, Shaqir Hetemi won 144 or 1.9% of votes, while the candidate of the Self-determination party, Fisnik Veseli received 105 or 1.4% of the votes.
The highest increase in voter support was realized by the candidate for the mayor of Leposavic municipality, who received 2,191 votes more this year than he did back in 2017. Similarly, the candidate in the municipality of North Mitrovica, Goran Rakic won 2,112 votes more than in the previous election.
Over 460 observers monitored these elections and major irregularities were not recorded. However, although there was unofficial information about the pressure placed on voters to go to the polls, there were no official confirmations of such actions.
A slight decrease in the number of invalid ballots was recorded this year. In the 2017 elections, there were 575 invalid and 773 blank ballots, while 683 invalid and only 43 blank ballots were recorded this year.
Read more about the local elections in north Kosovo on our theme page: Local elections in the north 2019.
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