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24. March 2021.

Presevo - On Sunday, March 28, the citizens of the municipality of Presevo will  have the early local elections, during which they should elect 38 councilors for the new local parliament.

They will elect one of the seven parties or coalitions on the ballot that aspire to be participants in exercising power in the local government in the next four years.

Under number 1 on the ballot will be the Alternative for Change (AP) list, led by the current municipal president, Sciprim Arifi, an Albanian who had worked in Germany for years.

The Movement for Reforms (PZR) won the number 2 position, and at the top of the list is Sami Saliju, a teacher and the current President of the Municipal Assembly, who, together with his supporters, separated from the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA) five years ago.  

In position number 3 on the ballot will be the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA), which has been led by Ragmi Mustafa for years. He is the man who, upon defeating Riza Halimi in 2006, was the president of the southernmost Serbian municipality for two terms.

In position number 5 is the list of the Democratic Union of Albanians (DUA), this time led by Naser Aziri, a former member of the Democratic Party of Albanians since its founding in 1990.  

The current deputy municipal president, Armend Aliju, who, along with his supporters, broke from the Alternative for Change of Sciprim Arifi, will lead the list called the Democratic Alternative of Albanians, and will be on the list under number 6.

In the last 7th position on the ballot will be the Coalition of Serbian Parties, led by Branko Trajkovic, the Chairman of the local board of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).

As a reminder, in the early elections in Presevo, held in January 2018, the most seats (15) were won by the Alternative for Change of Sciprim Arifi, ahead of the Democratic Party of Albanians (11) and the Party for Democratic Action (6).

In the last elections, held in January 2018, 38,860 voters were registered in 38 polling stations, and 47.58 percent of those registered went to the polls.

Source: Vranje News and Coordination Body