Govt: Waiting for assessment of situation in north for further steps

A spokesman for the Kosova government, Perparim Kryeziu, said today that they are waiting for an assessment of the security situation in the north by law enforcement authorities “on further steps” for elections there.

He wrote in a Facebook post that Kosovo’s institutions have shown readiness to provide conditions to hold the elections. “Elections are a powerful manifestation of democracy. Preventing or obstructing them [the elections] is an attack against democracy. After the resignations of the mayors of four municipalities in the north of the country, holding elections is now a constitutional obligation of the institutions of Kosovo. Criminal gangs might not take part in the elections, but they cannot dictate whether democratic elections will be held or not. Acts of violence and criminal acts must be condemned in unison,” Kryeziu said.