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Serbia: At least 26 poisoned while counting Kosovan parliamentary election votes - reports

3 14.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Experts in hazmat suits studying site, Kosovo
M/S Experts studying site
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C/U Chief Executive of Central Election Commission Enis Halimi
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SOT, Enis Halimi, Chief Executive of Central Election Commission (Albanian): "I don't know yet what has happened, but we are in the process of finding it out together with competent people. When we have a clear picture we will also share it with you."
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SOT, Enis Halimi, Chief Executive of Central Election Commission (Albanian): "It is still early to say what kind of substances or poison you are refering to, because we are still in the process of analyzing this issue together with competent departments. The process is already being controlled by police [and] the special prosecutor of Pristina and we are waiting for the information from inside, as for the process of elections we, as the central election commission, are committed to the integrity of the election process.''
C/U Vest reading: 'European Union Election Observer'
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SCRIPT
At least 26 people were reportedly poisoned during the counting of the Kosovan parliamentary election votes with the vote count being temporarily suspended, in Pristina on Sunday.
Chief Executive of Central Election Commission, Enis Halimi, said that the substance which might have caused the poisoning has not been identified yet. Experts in hazmat suits as well as police were seen working near the Infrastructure Ministry where the vote counting took place.
The reported poisoning resembled an allergic reaction that allegedly started when those counting the votes opened some of the envelops with the expatriate votes.
Parliamentary elections took place in Kosovo on October 6.