In the second round of municipal elections held yesterday in Kosovo, the “Self-Determination” (VV) movement of Prime Minister Albin Kurti was defeated. The ruling party lost the capital Pristina and the second largest city Prizren.
Out of a total of 38 municipalities and based on the results of both rounds, the Self-Determination Movement won only four municipalities, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), whose leader Hashim Thaci is in prison at The Hague Special Court, charged with war crimes, won nine municipalities, the Democratic Union of Kosovo (LDK) prevailed in seven municipalities and the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) led by former Prime Minister Ramos Haradinaj won seven. The remaining municipalities were won by smaller parties and independent candidates.
In the ten Serbian municipalities, the winners of the first round were the candidates of the Serbian List (SL) supported by Belgrade. In yesterday’s repeat municipal elections held in 21 municipalities, 38% of those registered to vote went to the polls.
Political analysts in Kosovo interpret the defeat of the “Self-Determination” movement in yesterday’s municipal elections as a sign of frustration with the people because the promises made in the parliamentary elections eight months ago, by Kurti for immediate fight against corruption and the creation of economic development.
Source From: Capital