After staying away in 2020, due to the pandemic, Kosovars living and working abroad arrived home to see family and friends in record numbers in July – a trend that shows every sign of continuing in August.
The Central Election Commission’s decision to verify postal voters through a single phone call is a blatant attempt to suppress the diaspora vote, but we don’t have to take it lying down.
Following the deadline for voter registration on September 10, the Central Election Commission announced a record number of voters from Kosovo’s diaspora have registered to vote in the October 6 parliamentary election.
Voting possibilities for diaspora members can be a driver for democratic development in Kosovo.
Drawing from the experience of diaspora communities throughout the world, Kosovo should sustain and improve its economic and diplomatic ties to their nationals living abroad