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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