The regular round of Technical Talks

Prishtina, 25 October 2013

On 25 October 2013, a regular round of technical talks on elections, mediated by the European Union, was held in Brussels.

Initially, the discussion focused on the course of the election campaign, regarding which, Deputy Prime Minister Tahiri asked for an increased commitment of all parties to a democratic campaign, in the spirit of international standards, and urged them to contribute to the prevention of negative phenomena, such as intimidation of candidates and CEC employees, because local elections are in the interest of citizens.

Then they discussed the importance of upholding the necessary level of security during the campaign and on Election Day. The OSCE announced that three security mechanisms Kosovo Police, EULEX, and KFOR, are committed, as part of their mission, to provide maximum security for the process.

Likewise, the chairwoman of the CEC Valdete Daka informed the parties of the legal deadlines for voting abroad, specifying that the deadline for voting is November 1.

The delegation of the Republic of Kosovo was composed of Deputy Prime Minister Edita Tahiri, head of the delegation, Valdete Daka, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) and group chair, Qemajl Marmullakaj, elections group coordinator, Shukri Sulejmani, chairman of the Electoral Complaints Panel and Appeals Commission (ECAC) and Elona Cecelia, political advisor.