Security institutions in vote protection

Kosovo Central Election Commission (CEC) President Kreshnik Radoniqi said today they have prepared for four months for the municipal elections this Sunday.

He said they have asked the government to temporarily lift the curfew for the next 48 hours, but that they have not received any response yet.

Laura Pula, from the State Prosecution, said they have made all preparations to ensure a smooth election process on Sunday. “Our mission is to protect the vote of the people. We have 38 prosecutors on standby in 38 municipalities of Kosovo. If there is an abuse of votes, the prosecution and the police will detain those responsible,” she said.

Kosovo Police Director, Samedin Mehmeti, said police have prepared a Kosovo-wide operational plan to maintain order and peace at polling stations and for the distribution of sensitive material. Mehmeti said over 3,500 police officers will be on duty on election day.