Census "unsuccessful" in Preševo ValleySource: Beta
PREŠEVO -- A total of 2,481 persons and 1,348 households took part in the census in the Preševo municipality and it is considered that census was unsuccessful there.
This is according to Local Census Commission President Dragoljub Filipović who pointed out that only 200 Albanians had taken part in the census and that most of the ethnic Albanians had boycotted it.
“The collectors visited all census units and knocked at everybody’s doors, including Albanians’. Nobody complained to the Census Commission that collectors did not come but Albanians for the most part refused to take part in the census,” Filipović told Beta news agency.
He added that the Preševo Municipal Census Commission had not received additional instructions or recommendations in the case of boycott.
According to the 2001 census, the Preševo municipality had 34,904 residents.