Speaking at a press conference in the Serbian government, held on the occasion of the local elections in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, Petkovic said that these are anti-democratic elections that were held in containers and guarded by the Kosovo police with long pipes.
According to him, the Pristina authorities tried in all possible ways in the previous days to force the Serbian people to vote in these elections and to actually occupy the entire north of Kosovo and Metohija with this election process.
The Director of the Office, based on the data available to him, reiterated that 1,566 Albanians and 13 persons of Serbian nationality cast their votes, of whom two persons of Serbian nationality voted in the north of Kosovska Mitrovica, seven in Leposavic, four in Zvecan, and none in Zubin Potok.
The number of registered voters in the north is 45,095, he stated and noted that Pristina added 1,345 voters compared to the previous local elections.
449 Albanians less voted in these elections than in the previous elections. It is obvious that Albanians also boycotted the elections, Petkovic pointed out.
The Director of the Office stated that this represents a complete defeat of the prime minister and the president of the temporary Pristina institutions - Albin Kurti and Vjosa Osmani respectively.
The real winner is the Serbian people who completely boycotted the elections, because they do not want the occupation of the north. This is a defeat for the international community that supported Kurti, said Petkovic and stated that Belgrade will not go any further until the Community of Serb Municipalities has been formed.