Kosovo Liberation Army
Thaci said after polls closed that his Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, had won the elections, although the Central Election Commission reported a turnout of only 43.2 per cent.
“As of tomorrow morning we will continue to fulfil our duties. As of tomorrow we will start to implement our ‘New Mission’,” former Kosovo Liberation Army leader Thaci said in a speech on Sunday night.
With general elections looming in Kosovo on Sunday, the authorities in Pristina have increased measures in order to prevent fraud or intimidation at polling stations.
Alongside 27,733 election observers, around 100 prosecutors will be on duty across the country to ensure that no corrupt acts or crimes take place during voting.
The shortest election campaign in Kosovo's history will end on Friday midnight - but experts warn that the battle for power is likely to become harsher in the final days.
Shpend Kursani, a political expert, said the campaign would likely get tougher, precisely because the outcome of the election was so uncertain.
Sami Lushtaku, Ismet Haxha and Sahit Jashari surrendered to the Kosovo Police on Thursday night, two days after they went on the run from a clinic in Pristina on Tuesday after refusing to be transferred to a prison in the northern town of Mitrovica.
The defendants surrendered in the hospital surroundings, where it is believed they had been hiding since their escape.
Families and supporters of three ex-KLA guerillas who went on the run have blockaded a clinic in Pristina, raising questions about the whereabouts of the fugitives.
Three ex-KLA members accused of war crimes escape
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- A judge of the Basic Court in Northern Mitrovica has been asked to issue an arrest warrant for three fugitive defendants, former members of "the Drenica Group."