Statement from U.S. Embassy Pristina

Statement from U.S. Embassy Pristina, April 26, 2019

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the Elections Complaint and Appeal Panel (ECAP) for its decision to certify all eligible candidates for the May 19 mayoral elections in four northern municipalities, and commends the Central Election Commission (CEC) for its quick action to confirm the ECAP decision and proceed with activities related to the extraordinary elections in the north.

A fully staffed — and non-partisan CEC — is vital to effectively regulate and monitor elections, which are a foundational element of Kosovo’s democracy.  Following the mayoral elections, successful candidates should fulfill their mandates, working within Kosovo institutions on behalf of their constituents.