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Serbs to vote again in Kosovan town

Voting will be re-run in three polling centres in the Kosovan town of Mitrovica after staff were attacked and voting material was destroyed during last week's local election, officials say.

An official close to the Central Election Commission told The Associated Press the new voting will be held on November 17.

Votes cast in three other municipalities where Serbs are a majority are expected to be counted as valid.

The prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia discussed the voting in Brussels at a meeting chaired by the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Serb participation is a key part of an EU-brokered deal to normalise relations between the two.

Arriving for the talks, Kosovo Prime Minister Hasim Thaci said the elections had been "an important European test for Kosovo and we have successfully passed".

Despite the violence, EU monitors have said the election was a success.


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