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Kosovo Goes to the Polls

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Posted on Dec 12, 2010
AP / Visar Kryeziu

A woman votes at a polling station in the Kosovo town of Hajvalia on Sunday.

With ethnic divisions still etched into the memories of its citizenry, Europe’s youngest democracy, Kosovo, is holding its first parliamentary elections since it formally declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. —JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

Voters in Kosovo are going to the polls in the territory’s first parliamentary elections since its declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, but there are widespread doubts that the vote will heal ethnic divisions.

As polling stations opened at 7 am (06:00 GMT) there were already dozens of people queuing to vote in central Pristina, mostly the elderly and people voting before going to work.

Sunday’s snap election comes after the coalition government of Hashim Thaci, the prime minister, failed a vote of no confidence on November 2.

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By Go Right Young Man, December 13, 2010 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

Every year that passes more nations all over the globe move toward open representative forms of government, free markets io ideas and commerce and a more open, media.  All without “progressive” aid, asistance or praise.

The issue of Kosovo has displayed on TruthDig for two days with only two comments.  Neither of those comments displaying the least bit of optimism or praise for the people of Kosovo.

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By PatrickHenry, December 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm Link to this comment

I wish we had paper ballots here in the U.S.

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