Kosovo Election Commission Rejects Main Serbian Party Candidates

Scheduled local elections in four northern mainly Serbian districts of Kosovo were thrown into crisis on Wednesday when the Central Election Commission, CEC, failed to certify candidates from the main Serbian party in Kosovo, Srpska Lista.

The candidates did not receive the necessary support from the CEC, meaning their candidacies have been rejected.

Kosovo Opposition Party Objects to Serb Election Candidates

At a meeting of Kosovo's Central Election Commission on Tuesday, Vetevendosje refused to vote in favour of certifying candidates from the Srpska Lista party to run in the May 19 polls, arguing that three of them had breached the constitution by resigning as mayors of the same municipalities in which they want to run for office again.

Kosovo ‘Won’t Forgive Serbia’ for Killing Civilians: Parliament Chief

Kadri Veseli at the commemoration. Photo: Kadri Veseli/Facebook.

Hundreds of relatives of victims gathered on Wednesday at a memorial to the 54 ethnic Albanian civilians killed by Serbian forces in the village of Poklek, 25 kilometres west of Pristina, to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacre.

Kosovo Opposition Urges PM to Quit Over Visa Liberalisation

The parliamentary group of the biggest Kosovo opposition party, the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and his deputy, Fatmir Limaj, after a statement from European Commissioner Johannes Hahn that visa liberalisation with the EU is more likely to come by 2020 than the hoped-for end of 2018.