IAMN Institute's survey shows: Serb List has 91 percent support
1,011 respondents were asked which Serb political party they viewed as their favorite, and which Kosovo Serb representatives they thought best defends Serb interests in Kosovo institutions
The Institute for the Advancement of Inter-ethnic Relations (IAMN) in Kosovo from August 15 until September 15 conducted a survey in ten Serb-majority municipalities (Leposavic, Zvecan, Zubin Potok, North Mitrovica, Gracanica, Novo Brdo, Klokot, Partes, Strbce and Ranilug), writes GazetaBlic.
The daily says that 1,011 respondents (students, businessmen, farmers and other Kosovo Serbs) took part, who were asked the following questions: which Serb political party is your favorite and which representatives of Kosovo Serbs do you think best protects Serb interests in Kosovo institutions.
The month-long field survey carried out by 30 IAMNs activists produced the following results:
The Serb List (SL) has the support of 91 percent of Kosovo Serbs.
The Independent Liberal Party (SLS) has support of 1.8 percent of Kosovo Serbs.
The Freedom Coalition is supported by 1.6 percent of Kosovo Serbs.
The Party of Kosovo Serb (KPS) has support of 0.6 percent of Kosovo Serbs.
5 percent of those polled are not in favor of any Serb political entity that will run in Kosovo's early parliamentary election scheduled for October 6, 2019.
On the other hand, when asked which representative of Kosovo Serbs best protects their interests, the response was as follows:
1. Milan Radoicic (Serbian List Vice President) 79 percent.
2. Goran Rakic (President of the Serbian List) 11 percent.
3. Igor Simic (senior official of the Serb List) 6 percent.
4. Dalibor Jevtic (Serb List Vice Presidentt) 2 percent.
5. Srdjan Popovic (Mayor of Gracanica from the Serb List) 2 percent.
IAMN also came to the conclusion that in four Serb-majority municipalities in northern Kosovo, Albanians claim that they are well treated when it comes to infrastructure projects, sanitation and water management, and are grateful for that, but claim that they face hurdles when it comes to employment and healthcare.
When it comes to political representation in the municipalities in northern Kosovo, Albanians are satisfied, GazetaBlic reports.
The daily writes that the survey noted that mayors of municipalities with a Serbs majority rarely meet with Albanian citizens is order to hear about their problems.