Belgrade expects OSCE to run Serbian elections in Kosovo - Gazeta Express
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Gazeta Express

25/01/2022 15:50

Belgrade expects OSCE to run Serbian elections in Kosovo

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Gazeta Express

25/01/2022 15:50

Director of Serbian Government Office for Kosovo, Petar Petkovic, met Tuesday the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Michael Davenport and told him that Belgrade expects the OSCE mission based on its mandate enable Kosovo Serbs vote in Serbian elections set to be held on 3 April, Gazeta Express reports.

Petkovic recalled a past practice of Kosovo Serbs who voted in elections organized by Serbia, adding that it is the responsibility of the OSCE to enable organizing voting in Kosovo’s territory on 3 April and enable Serbs exercise their right to vote.

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Petkovic said that the OSCE in Kosovo has an important role in securing rule of law and a safe environment for all citizens and expressed hope that this Mission will continue acting based on its mandate, according to a press release issued by Petkovic’s Press Service.

The Government of Kosovo has banned holding of Serbian referendum on constitutional amendments held on 16 January. The Assembly of Kosovo adopted a resolution opposing holding of the referendum in Kosovo’s territory. Serbia is set to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on 3 April and state officials announced that Belgrade’s intention is to open polling centres also in Kosovo territory enabling Kosovo Serbs to cast their vote.

The head of the Vetevndosje caucus Mimoza Kusari-Lila told media on Monday that the Assembly has already approved a resolution against Serbian elections in Kosovo adding that she expects this resolution to be respected also when it comes to Serbian elections in April. /GazetaExpress/