Kosovo’s President met chiefs of Intelligence, Prosecution after CEC officials fall ill opening boxes from Serbia


Gazeta Express
14 Tetor 2019 11:12

A day after several Central Election Commission (CEC) officials reported health problems after opening five ballot boxes from Serbia, president Hashim Thaci has received in a meeting the CEC chairwoman, Valdete Daka, Chief State Prosecutor Aleksander Lumezi and chief of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (KIA), Shpend Maxhuni, Gazeta Express reports. The news has been confirmed by the President’s Office.

“Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, has hosted today in a meeting the CEC chairwoman, Valdete Daka, Chief State Prosecutor, Aleksander Lumezi, and KIA Director, Shpend Maxhuni, who informed the president on results of an investigation after reports on poisoning of the CEC employees, who were in contact with envelopes coming outside Kosovo,” it is written in a press release issued by the President’s Office. Thaci asked on relevant state institutions to investigate the case “till the end,” and take necessary actions to solve the case.

Representatives of state institutions informed the President that they are waiting for examination of samples from envelopes taken from the Count and Results Centre. Their examination, will be done in cooperation with international experts. President Thaci called on refraining from issuing political and unconfirmed statements until the end of investigation.

More than 20 CEC officials have been taken to the hospital with health problems after opening five ballot boxes from Serbia on Sunday. Officials had allergic reactions and skin problems after opening the ballot boxes which arrived from Serbia. The Kosovo Police and State Prosecution Office have launched na investigation related to this case. /GazetaExpress/

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