March in Prishtina on ‘usurpation of guaranteed seats in the Assembly’

A protest march of non-majority communities and some members of civil society against the “usurpation of guaranteed seats in the Assembly” has begun.

The protest was organized after the complaints of the parliamentary candidates from the Bosniak community who said that Ardiana Hodjic was supported by the Serbian List.

Osman Djuevic of the Bosniak party Nasa Iniciatijva has called for an international response to the results of the February 14th parliamentary elections, in which certain entities of other communities received votes in cities where only Serbs live. Numerous entities have accused the Serbian List of manipulation.

He said that this is a violation of the Constitution of Kosovo while warning legal prosecution.

Djuevic called on the relevant institutions and the international community to react to the case.

“We will use all legal mechanisms to guarantee our seats. We call on the relevant institutions and the international community to react to this issue and ensure that our rights guaranteed by the Constitution are not violated,” he said.

Bosniak and Roma entities have accused the Serbian List of influencing the increase of votes for certain entities only to extend its influence in the Assembly, beyond its 10 seats. These parties have received votes even in the regions where there are no inhabitants of this community at all.