The Belgrade-backed Serb List party – a minority party in Kosovo – won all 10 parliament seats reserved for the Kosovo Serbs during the early elections on Sunday, Serb List leader Goran Rakić said on Monday.
Some 65,000 people voted in Serb-majority areas, according to Rakić, who said this was 5% more than in previous elections.
“The elections were held in special circumstances because of the pandemic and the series of tricks that Priština used to reduce the power of the Serb people, that is the Serb List. We dealt with their intentions through unity,” he added.
Albin Kurti, leader of the Self-Determination Movement and Prime Minister candidate, said that talks with Serbia would be the “fifth or sixth priority” for Kosovo’s new government.
“We’ve won in these elections. This was a referendum for justice and work against the occupation of the state and corruption. This is without precedent in post-war Kosovo,” Kurti told his supporters in the evening of Election Day in Priština.
The Self-Determination movement leader thanked his activists and followers for good electoral management, extending special thanks to the members of the Diaspora who had shown up for the elections in great numbers. (EURACTIV.rs | betabriefing.com)