Elections in Kosovo: 2014 Parliamentary Elections
On June 8, Kosovars will go to the polls to vote for their representatives in the Assembly of Kosovo. While the parliamentary election was initially planned for later in the year, the 120-member body voted to dissolve on May 7 and snap elections were called for June 8.
These elections will be the first parliamentary elections to be held in the entirety of the country, including the Serbian communities north of the Ibar River, since Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence. The June 8 vote will also be a test for minority community political entities: for the first time they will only gain seats according to their proportion of the vote (with a minimum number of seats guaranteed).
To help you understand this historic vote, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Kosovo: 2014 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:
• What is the political situation and why are these elections significant?
• Who manages the electoral process in Kosovo?
• How will election disputes be adjudicated?
• Who can observe during Election Day? How can they get accreditation?
Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Kosovo: 2014 Parliamentary Elections.
Learn more about IFES' program in Kosovo.