Srpska Lista confirmed the victory of its candidates in all four municipalities in the north in the extraordinary local elections held yesterday. The largest Kosovo Serb party stated it achieved “a convincing victory.”
After closing the polling stations at 7 o’clock in the evening, the Central Election Commission announced that 24,559 or 42.42% of registered voters voted in the elections, adding that 1,559 more people voted yesterday when compared to the local elections in 2017.
Supporters and members of Srpska Lista, including the former and replaced Minister of Local Government Administration, Ivan Todosijevic, gathered in front of the offices of the Serbian Progressive Party in North Mitrovica last night after the polls were closed, where it was announced that, according to preliminary results, this party achieved a „convincing victory.“
The Serbian President and the leader of the SNS party, Aleksandar Vucic then addressed the public via telephone.
The gathered supporters and members of Srpska Lista chanted „Aca the Serb,“ which marks the third time this chant was heard in North Mitrovica. Unlike on the previous occasions, however, the Vice-President of Srpska Lista, Milan Radoicic and the head of the Kosovo Office, Marko Djuric were not present.
Djuric also said last night that the candidates of Srpska Lista achieved a „convincing victory,“ Belgrade-based Tanjug news agency reported.
The Central Election Commission announced the information on the turnout in the local elections in the north of Kosovo sometime after 20h.
The highest turnout was recorded in the municipality of Zubin Potok, where 50.74% or 4,331 voters went to the polls yesterday.
In the Municipality of Zvecan, 4,169 or 45.17% of the registered electorate voted, in Leposavic 7,550 or 41.57% of voters, while the turnout was the lowest in the municipality of Mitrovica, where 8,545 or 38.74% of voters came to the polls.
The CEC also announced that the 24-hour deadline for appeals to the Election Panel for Appeals and Complaints related to yesterday’s election process started from the moment the polls were closed at 19h.
Extraordinary local elections for mayors were held yesterday in four Serb-majority municipalities in the north of Kosovo: North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan. Nearly 58,000 citizens were eligible to vote in these elections at 87 polling stations.
The polling stations opened at 7 o’clock yesterday morning. The first voters voted without any problems. Sometime after eight o’clock, the employees, led by the only Serbian candidate, Goran Rakic and the head of the provisional Serbian-sponsored authority in Kosovska Mitrovica, Aleksandar Spiric, came to vote as a group.
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