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1 Kosovo vote a first since independence declaration

by Ismet Hajdari, AFP

2 hrs 37 mins ago

PRISTINA (AFP) – Kosovo went to the polls Sunday for the first time since the ethnic Albanian majority declared independence from Serbia last year, amid a partial boycott by a divided Serbian community.

Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said the local election “is the most important since the proclamation of independence” as he voted in bright sunshine in Pristina, accompanied by his family.

According to the electoral commission, some 45 percent of the 1.5 million eligible voters voted for mayors and local representatives in what Serbia sees as a renegade southern province. Polls closed at 7:00 pm.

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