Kosovo CEC: DPK leads with 33.5%
14. December 2010. | 08:42
Source: Emg.rs, Beta
Next in line is the Democratic League of Kosovo, with 23.6 percent of the vote, and the Self-Determination movement, with 12.2 percent. The Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (10.8 percent) and the New Kosovo Alliance (7.1 percent) bring up the rear.
Among Serb community parties, coalitions and citizen initiatives, the largest number of votes went to the Independent Liberal Party, 1.8 percent, followed by the United Serb Ticket, with 0.7 percent of the total votes in the Kosovo elections.
The Kosovo Central Electoral Commission said 47.5 percent of the 1.6 million voters had turned out at the polls.
Democratic Party of Kosovo official Vlora Citaku said on Dec. 13 that her party as the electoral winner would form a coalition with one smaller party and minority community representatives.
We will select a smaller coalition partner and form a government with minorities too, Citaku said. According to her, the Democratic Party of Kosovo presidency will rule on which party to take into a coalition.
Citaku stated that her party would have a convincing majority in the parliament, allowing it to decide independently on coalition partners. She described other parties' objections to the preliminary vote results as a reflection of their frustration at failing in the elections.
The European Union's special envoy to Kosovo, Pieter Feith, on Dec. 13 congratulated Kosovan citizens on a well-run election and constructive atmosphere at most polling stations in Kosovo.
In a press release, Feith said the greater general turnout and a good turnout from Kosovo Serbs was proof of the resolve of all communities to work together to create a sustainable, multi-ethnic future for Kosovo, going on to say that a guaranteed right to vote throughout Kosovo was important, in light of coordinated intimidation in northern municipalities.
Observers from the European Parliament said in Pristina, on Dec. 13, that the elections in Kosovo had been well-organized and the turnout good, which was encouraging to further democratic processes in Kosovo.
The observers, including Doris Pack, Eduard Kukan and Jelko Kacin, voiced satisfaction that the electoral process had been peaceful. They mentioned "small technical difficulties" and expressed regret over certain "isolated, but disturbing incidents."
The Enemo international observation mission said the vote had been held in accordance with regulations and many international standards, though some procedural flaws remained.
Enemo said the complex political situation in northern areas of the territory had produced a tense election atmosphere and that persons who wanted to vote had to a great extent restricted access to polling stations.