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KOSOVO ELECTIONS MARRED BY VIOLENCE AND LOW TURNOUT.

The results of the 3 November municipal elections in Kosovo do not bode well for the normalisation of relations between Pristina and Belgrade as the Northern part of Kosovo - populated by a Serb majority - saw three violent attacks at polling stations and a very low turnout. The EU, which has been chairing the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, condemned the violent incidents in Mitrovica North, "which disrupted the otherwise orderly run electoral process in the rest of Kosovo". Serb participation in the municipal elections in Kosovo was a key element of the April agreement struck between Belgrade and Pristina. The EU's election observation mission will publish its preliminary assessment on 5 November.

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Date:Nov 5, 2013
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