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Kosovo PM's party wins general elections

English.news.cn   2010-12-14 06:35:11 FeedbackPrintRSS

BELGRADE, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) won Sunday's early general elections, Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.

Based on 99 percent of the counted votes, PDK has got 33.6 percent while his junior partner in the coalition government Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) won 23.6 percent. The third is Self-determination (Vetvendosje) movement of former students' leader, Albin Kurti, with 12.2 percent. Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) party of former guerrilla leader Ramush Haradinaj won 10.8 percent. Haradinaj missed the election campaign. He is in The Hague since July 2009 to face the retrial on charges of war crimes.

Before CEC announced preliminary results, political entities complained on serious irregularities on elections. Most complains were directed in two constituencies in central Kosovo regarded as the strongholds of Prime Minister Thaci.

In Skenderaj/Srbica, 93.7 percent of eligible voters cast their votes, while in Drenas/Gllogovac over 87 percent, which is noticeably higher than the national average of 47.8 percent, voted. Video images of frauds and ballot abuses are broadcasted in national TVs and media. Over 130 complains were submitted to CEC.

Kosovo, a breakaway province of Serbia, unilaterally proclaimed independence in February 2008.

Editor: yan
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