PDK wins 34 seats, LDK 27, Serbs 13
31. January 2011. | 16:21 18:46
Source: Tanjug, Emg
The Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Sunday evening the final results of the early parliamentary elections held in Kosovo-Metohija on December 12 according to which the majority of seats - 34 were won by Hasim Taci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).
Turnout in election resulted to be 45.29 percent and not over 47 percent as it was stated on the day of elections of 12 December, while after the re-voting in Mitrovica, Skenderaj, Drenas and some other poling centers, the number of voters has been reduced.
According to these results the majority of seats - 34 were won by Hasim Taci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).
The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) won 27 out of the total of 120 seats in the Kosovo parliament.
The Self-Determination Movement won 14, while the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo will have 12 seats.
The New Kosovo Alliance won eight seats, as much as the Serb Independent Liberal Party.
As for other Serb parties, the United Serb List will have four seats, and the Serb Social-Democratic Party of Kosovo-Metohija will have one seat.
Ten seats will be distributed according to the system of positive discrimination to the non-Albanian and non-Serb parties.
The results released by CEC will be verified by the Supreme Court of Kosovo after 24 hours intended for complaints and appeals.
LDK leader Isa Mustafa reiterated the stance that his party will not enter a coalition with Hashim Thaçi’s PDK. Mustafa said LDK will not trade its promises to the electorate in exchange for entering the government. “We have told them what policies we will pursue and we were very clear that if we win we will form the first government without PDK or else stay in the opposition,” said Mustafa.
AKR leader Behgjet Pacolli has made up his mind to either become next president of Kosovo or stay in the opposition. “If this doesn’t happen, we will not join in,” Pacolli told the paper. “If we enter the coalition, we enter to contribute to Kosovo and to the people. I know that the place where I can give my contribution from is the post of the President,” Pacolli added.
"We need a wide coalition with the aim of stabilizing the state, fighting corruption and organized crime, holding possible talks with Serbia and changing the election law," said Burim Ramadani, general secretary of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), which won 12 seats.