Friday, March 16, 2012

Serbia to Hold Elections in Kosovo

Serbia has announced that it will hold local municipal and parliamentary elections in the North of Kosovo in May.  The issue has become a hot topic for debate in the media.  Serbia says that it is their right under UN Security Council resolution 1244 to hold the elections while Kosovo says the elections are a violation of the integrity of Kosovo.

But then today, Serbia appeared to give into international pressure against the elections and President Boris Tadic has stated that Kosovo will be excluded from the national parliamentary elections but that local municipal elections will still be held in areas where the elected officials have reached the end of their term.