Kosovo Serbs protest against Pristina’s decision to block the referendum

Kosovo Serbs protest Pristina’s decision to block a referendum on constitutional changes. Kosovo “Prime Minister” Albin Kurti says Serbs living in Kosovo would be able to vote. Kosovo Albanian authorities are opposed to the referendum in Serb-populated areas.

Kosovo Serbs conducted a peaceful rally in the northern section of the city, Kosovska Mitrovica, in protest of Pristina’s decision to block a referendum on Serbian constitutional changes, according to Serbian national television sources.

Voting in the referendum will begin at 7.00 on Sunday in Serbia, except Kosovo and Metohija. With the exception of Kosovo and Metohija, there are 8,029 voting locations across the country.

This election has a total of over 6.5 million people eligible to vote. According to Kosovo “Prime Minister” Albin Kurti, Serbs living in the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo would be able to vote in the referendum via mail or at a liaison office in Pristina, he said on January 13.

Although diplomatic missions and embassies from Western nations have requested it, the Kosovo Albanian authorities are categorically opposed to holding a referendum in the country’s Serb-populated areas. On Saturday night, Kosovo’s “parliament” voted in favor of a resolution to prevent a referendum from taking place.

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Kosovo – Serbian demonstrator Photo by rudlavibizon Kosovo Serbs protest against Pristina's decision to block the referendum

According to the Serbian Electoral Commission, voters from Kosovo and Metohija will be allowed to cast votes at four locations in central Serbia: Kurumlija, Raska, Novi Pazar, and Vranje.

“People in Kosovo and Metohija who identify as Serbian continue to call for a referendum on constitutional changes affecting the judiciary.” We demand that Europe, the Quint countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy), and the rest of the international forces do everything they can to ensure the right of Serbs in Kosovo to vote, as it has been in previous electoral processes, subject to agreements and procedures.

As a result, I proclaim that Serbian elections are now official. “Goran Raki stated

Voters from the Kosovo enclave of Gracanica allegedly rode 23 buses to Kurumlija, Serbia’s major city, to exercise their right to vote.

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