The vice-president of the Serb Ticket, Dalibor Jevtic, assessed on April 19 that the elections in the four municipalities in northern Kosovo were in violation of democracy and did not contribute to the reducing of tension and building of trust.
“It’s quite the opposite – we have attempts to hold an election process in the north of Kosovo and Metohija without the Serbs’ participation, and attempts to install those who represent two percent of the population, in power in areas where 98 percent of the population are Serbs,” Jevtic told Television Prva.
Asked about whether he expected any incidents or unrest during the elections, Jevtic said that the Serb Ticket would do everything to preserve peace and in no way react to possible provocation.
The local elections in North Mitrovica, Zubin Potok, Leposavic and Zvecan, where the Serbs compose the majority population, have been scheduled for Sunday, April 23. The Serbs from the north of Kosovo, who walked out of Pristina’s institutions, police and the judiciary in November 2022, have announced that they would not participate in these elections because the conditions for returning they laid out when walking out of the institutions – the retreat of the Kosovo police from northern Kosovo and the forming of the Community of Serb Municipalities – had not been fulfilled.