Kosovo PM's party wins vote rerun

In two out of three areas holding full reruns, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci won more than 90 percent, according to a group of non-governmental organisations monitoring the elections.

Kosovo PM's party wins vote rerun

The party of Kosovo's prime minister enjoyed big leads in two regions holding election reruns on Sunday, according to observers, but was still expected to see its overall national margin of victory go down slightly.

The country held partial electinn reruns in several areas after allegations of fraud and irregularities in the national vote last month. The outcome could impact the formation of the new coalition government.

In two out of three areas holding full reruns, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci won more than 90 percent, according to a group of non-governmental organisations monitoring the elections. But turnout was lower than indicated in the December results.

"We have lost around 20,000 votes in the national level but we don't expect this to be more than 1 percent because we are not the only losers -- other parties have also lost a lot of votes," an official from Thaci's PDK told Reuters.

Other opposition officials said Thaci's party may lose 3 to 5 percent when the rerun is added to the other December results; official numbers were unclear pending the Election Commission's announcement of the results.

Reuters

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