World Bulletin/News Desk
Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga on Saturday called on all citizens to go to the polls on November 3.
"I call on all citizens of Kosovo Republic, no matter their ethnic and religious affiliation and gender, to go to the polls and vote for those people who they feel deserve to represent their interests in the implementation of constitutionality and legality," said Jahjaga after meeting with representatives of the institutions in charge of holding of free and fair elections.
Jahjaga also talked in her cabinet with various high-level officials including President of the Central Election Commission Valdete Daka, Chief State Prosecutor Ismet Kabashi, President of the Judical Council of Kosovo Enver Peci and Supreme Court President Fejzullah Hasani.
Addressing the media, she stressed that local elections are important for all Kosovar citizens and that they provide the country's territorial integrity. She added that tomorrow's elections are a test of democracy, the regularity of which guarantees Kosovo's path to European integration.
Local elections held in the municipalities in northern Kosovo, where most Kosovar Serbs live, will allow the integration of citizens from the Serbian community into Kosovo society.
"The right of citizens from the Serbian community, no matter whether they are from the northern or southern or any other part, to participate in the general process of the country's development is guaranteed by the Kosovo Constitution," said Jahjaga.
She also mentioned that any violation of free voting is punishable by law and will not be tolerated as such is an obstacle to building a democratic, free, equal state like other European states.Last Mod: 03 Kasım 2013, 12:43