94 political entities applied for Kosovo local elections, according to CEC

The Central Elections Commission (CEC) has announced that 94 political entities have applied for certification to attend 17 October local elections in Kosovo. The deadline for registration of political entities for upcoming elections expired on 16 August.

According to CEC of all political entities 32 are political parties, one coalition, 35 citizen initiatives and 26 independent candidates, Gazeta Express reports.

CEC spokesperson Valmir Elezi said that the overall number of candidates who have applied for these elections is 4,920 of them 165 have applied to run for mayoral elections. “The CEC will review these materials and certify the candidates accordingly,” Elezi said.

The CEC will review the applications until 1 September whereas the entire process of certifying candidates and political entities will be concluded on 6 September.