Kosovo's old guard takes fragile lead in snap polls

Kosovo's old guard takes fragile lead in snap pollsKosovo’s snap parliamentary election Sunday looked likely to usher in a period of uncertainty, with the old guard of former guerrilla fighters in the lead but lacking an outright majority against parties calling for change, official early results showed. The alliance dubbed the “war wing” by Kosovo’s media, and led by the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) of President Hashim Thaci, won 35.78 percent of votes, based on a count of nearly 70 percent of ballots. A third centre-right coalition was also poised to take nearly a quarter of votes, in what was only the third legislative election since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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