Voters in Kosovo are heading to the polls for the second round of local elections that are considered as another step in the young republic’s effort to solidify its democratic credentials.
The November 19 runoffs are taking place in half of the country's 38 municipalities – including the capital, Pristina -- where mayors did not attain the majority of votes in the first round of elections last month.
People are also voting in the Serb-majority municipality of Partes, where the Central Election Commission (CEC) annulled the results of the first round following vote manipulations.
The CEC organising elections announced that voter turnout until 11:00hrs was 6.9 percent. The Kosovo Police said that a "sufficient number" of officers were deployed to guarantee order and security during the election process.