THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO DR. JAKUP KRASNIQI RECEIVES AN ENEMO DELEGATIONTHE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO DR. JAKUP KRASNIQI RECEIVES AN ENEMO DELEGATION
Speaking of the meeting with ENEMO representatives that have come to monitor elections upon a request by institutions of Republic of Kosovo, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Jakup Krasniqi said he updated them on recent developments in our country, on election campaign and on the great importance of 12 December elections to Kosovo and to democratic evolutions and institutions that will emerge from these elections.
We believe and hope that these elections will be free, fair and honourable. We are pleased that ENEMO will be present in Kosovo and will make its own assessment on both pre-electoral campaign and Election Day. We expect and wish that everything will take place as provided by the law and the Constitution of Kosovo, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Jakup Krasniqi said.
On his part, Zlatko Vujoviq, Head of ENEMO Election Monitoring Mission in Kosovo, said they were pleased with the invitation to observe elections in Kosovo, they will constitute the only international elections monitoring mission present in Kosovo and will be here on Election Day and thereafter, until the final election results are announced.
The ENEMO Mission will have around 170 observers on the Election Day, including 20 long-term observers who are members of the ENEMO Main Office. We will present the preliminary results the day after elections, and the final report, which will be the official one, will be presented a month after the Election Day and published for all those interested, Mr. Vujovic pointed out.
Asked about the fact that the Serbian authorities have called on Kosovo Serbs not to participate in elections, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Jakup Krasniqi said: We are sorry if the Serbian authorities have made such a call. Nevertheless, we hope and expect that Kosovo Serbs will make use of their right to participate in these elections, to be a part of democratic processes in Kosovo and to be an integrated part of Kosovo institutions and public life in general.
Asked about the way the election campaign has been conducted so far, he said: I am conducting a silent campaign and, in this respect, I believe that you also agree that I am unequal to the other running candidates. What I want to say is that elections have been conducted very well thus far, though an ungrounded discourse may have been noticed now and then. Yet, I consider this was all within the limits of an electoral campaign and democratic processes that Kosovo is going through.