NISMA Party passes threshold after Supreme Court annuls ballots from Serbia
Kosovo’s Supreme Court has confirmed on
Thursday that 3,700 ballots received from Serbia should be removed from the
final results of elections held on 6 October, Gazeta Express reports. The
ruling enables NISMA party to pass the threshold and become part of the new
legislature of Kosovo.
The Supreme Court has ruled as inadmissible
the requests of the Vetevendosje, Democratic League of Kosovo, and other
parties appealing a decision of the Elections Complaints and Appeals Panel
which decided that votes arrived from Serbia were not regular and should be
removed from the final election results.
Today’s ruling of the Supreme Court enables
NISMA Party headed by Fatmir Limaj pass the 5 percent electoral threshold and
become part of the new Parliament of Kosovo. Also the ECAP has ordered the
Count and Results Centre to recount almost half of all ballot boxes due to
alleged irregularities. The recount of 1,400 polling stations has started and
based on its current dynamics it will take the Central Elections Commission
(CEC) at least three weeks to publish final results and certify elections.
Delays in certification of the elections results would delay also creation of
new institutions of Kosovo. /GazetaExpress/