Politicians in Kosovo disregard expert advice: Local elections will not be postponed
Local elections in Kosovo will not be postponed. They will be held as scheduled, on October 17th. Kosovo politics has not found a consensus to postpone the elections, recommended by health experts due to the situation with the coronavirus, where in recent weeks there has been a significant increase in infections and hospitalizations.
In a press statement, President Vjosa Osmani said that no consensus was found between the position and the opposition.
"Despite the recommendation of health experts on the impact of the electoral process on the epidemiological situation, political parties did not agree with the postponement of the elections. I will respect this decision, but it does not mean that I agree with it. "So the election date remains as it was."
President Osmani added that the postponement of the elections could be done for up to two months, to enable the health staff to put the situation under control. It is not known what will happen next, if the parties will be able to find consensus. Meanwhile, teaching in Kosovo has been postponed by two weeks due to Covid.