Around 1.8 million people are called this Sunday to vote in Kosovo. A total of 38 mayor posts and more than 1000 municipal officials are to be redefined by the population. To this end, numerous eligible voters have also come from Switzerland.
Like the portal “Le Canton 27” reports, around 15,000 voters come from the diaspora, around a third of them come from Switzerland. Many are said to have traveled by bus or their own car to vote.
For Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti (46) and his party, the local elections are an important test of sentiment. In the early parliamentary elections last February, the left reform politician still clearly triumphed with his Vetevendosje (self-determination) movement.
Swiss Embassy: “Your vote counts!”
Kurti is seen as a bearer of hope, especially among the younger generation of voters. The elections in October are mainly dominated by the Corona protective measures. Around 3,400 emergency services are tasked with ensuring that the elections run smoothly. Various election observers also traveled to Kosovo.
The Swiss embassy in Kosovo wrote on Facebook about the elections: «Your vote counts! As an advocate of democratic principles, Switzerland calls on all citizens of Kosovo who are eligible to vote to cast their votes in today’s local elections. “
The polling stations in the country opened at 7 a.m. Ballot papers are accepted until 7 p.m. Preliminary results are expected by midnight. (cat)