Following an invitation from the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the Kosovo Local Elections held on 3 November 2013.
On 1 October 2013, ENEMO’s Core Team arrived in Pristina and prepared the deployment of 12 long-term observers in 6 teams, covering the whole territory of Kosovo. They were monitoring the pre-election environment including the political campaign and activities of the election administration prior to the 3 November elections. On the Election Day, ENEMO deployed 34 election observers from its member organizations to observe 221 polling stations, throughout all municipalities in Kosovo.
The election process is assessed on the basis of international standards for democratic elections and the national legislation. This statement of preliminary findings and conclusions is delivered after the Election Day in the first round. These findings and conclusions are preliminary and do not render a final assessment of the entire election process. The mission will continue to observe the process of tabulation of results and the complaints and appeals process as well as the second round of elections.