The controversial referendum in northern Kosovo has come to an end, spelling an overwhelming rebuke of the NATO-backed Kosovo government as some 75 percent of voters in the ethnic Serbian north turned out to vote on that government’s legitimacy.
The final results of the poll won’t be released until later in the week, but early indications from local leaders are that in excess of 99 percent of the vote will be against recognition of the Pristina government.
This is unsurprising, as the ethnic Serb north has been mostly persecuted by the Kosovo government, which is dominated by ethnic Albanians. Since the referendum was rejected by the government, along with the EU and United Nations, it is unlikely anyone who was supportive of Pristina would turn out.
Still, the rejection by a strong majority of the voters in northern Kosovo underscores a very serious credibility problem in Pristina. NATO has committed to keeping Kosovo “intact” but doing so would inevitably mean forcing tens of thousands of ethnic Serbs in an overwhelmingly Serbian region to remain under Kosovar rule with no access to trade with its neighbors across the UNMIK line.
5 thoughts on “75 Percent Turnout as Kosovar Serbs Reject Pristina Rule”
Pristina government is an implemented government by US and EU, Hashim Taci is no one but the head of the Balkan Mafia whom were and is a very good friend of Madeline Albright, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and the German so as French government, this is a New Mafiosi in action dividing people by their religion or their ethnicity and is a well documented atrocity by US and EU militarism regime toward nations in East Europe and in Middle East.
The time is ticking and is ticking…..tick tack…tick tack…………..
Bill 'Holbrooke' where are you now that the Albanian mafia needs you?
Kosovo, of any place around, has to believe in secession.
I hope north Mitrovica and the three towns to the north and west of there secede and join Serbia.
And, while we are at it, there are a few town in Serbia, to the east of Gjilane, that might want to secede from Serbia to join Kosovo.
The article doesn't mention that the referendum only took place in the far north of Kosovo.
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