Pristina, June 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Central Election Commission in Kosovo has not yet certified the result of the early parliamentary election held on June 8. The vote counting process has been delayed and the official result of the election is expected to be announced on July 5.
Member of CEC, Ilir Gashi told IBNA that the remaining part of ballot boxes are expected to be counted in the next 10 days and after this, political parties are given 24 hours to file their complaints about the electoral process.
He said that CEC has decided to send 18 ballot boxes to be recounted for inconsistencies of data relating to political parties and 421 ballot boxes for inconsistencies relating to candidates.
“This will delay the process and the official election result is expected to be announced on July 5.”
Meanwhile, the head of CEC, Valdete Daka said that based on the speed of counting by the Ballot Counting Center, the final results of the CEC for the June 8 parliamentary elections will be ready at the start of next week.
“The counting of the votes will end at the beginning of next week. I believe that they will be followed by the final results”, said Daka.
Meanwhile, she also mentioned the 24 hours deadline within which political parties may submit their complaints about the electoral process. IBNA learns that political parties, especially New Kosovo Alliance have prepared a large number of complaints in order to achieve the electoral threshold. This process can change the official result of the elections.
So far, CEC has processed 99.83% of the total number of ballots. /ibna/