Only 16% Serbs from Kosovo will vote in local elections

In upcoming local elections in Kosovo on November 3, about 44% of citizens from northern Kosovo will boycott elections, according to UNDP survey.

Only 16% Serbs from Kosovo will vote in local elections

World Bulletin/News Desk

United Nations Development Programme at the beginning of October conducted a research on upcoming local elections in Kosovo whose results show that 16% of Serbs from north of Kosovo will vote, while 44% of people from the same region said that they will boycott the elections.

UNDP conducted a survey in four municipalities in north of Kosovo examining the stances of Serbs on upcoming elections on November 3. Project Manager Atdhe Hetemi at a press conference said that 90% of people who live in north are informed about local elections.

"The survey results show that most of the citizens, actually 90% of them, are informed on upcoming local elections. Results show that about 15% of citizens will vote, while 43.5% of citizens said that they will not participate in the election process," said Hetemi.

He stressed that remaining of citizens said that thay may vote or not, and that they have not decided yet.

"Examining public opinion in north of Kosovo, we came to the conclusion that 49% are familiar with potential candidates for mayors in their municipalities," added Hetemi.

UNDP coordinator Endru Rasel, who is a permanent UN representative in Kosovo, pointed out that results on this research do not prejudice the election results.

"The aim of this research was development of peace and tolerance in four municipalities of northern Kosovo," said Rasel.

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