Two Albanians win seats on local Glattbrugg-Opfikon elections

By: Valon Xoxa    March 31, 2014

Ibrahim Zahiri (GV) and Qëndresa Sadriu (PS) have received enough votes to be directly appointed as consultants at the Glattbrugg-Opfikon local municipality.  

The Albanian community of this municipality has for the first time managed to get two representatives within the local assembly. There were a total of 7 candidates of Albanian origin from whom, Mr. Zahiri and Mrs. Sadriu received enough support for appointment. Qendresa Sadriu and Ibrahim Zahiri both come from Gjilan and are living in Glattbrugg. The newly appointed municipal consultants will have a lot of responsibility to care for since they are the voice of the Albanian diaspora living there.

Both candidates are happy with the voter turnout and are excited to start work. They are committed on representing the voters trust and intend to only move forward from now.”This victory is not only mine, this is a victory for all of us as citizens of Glattbrugg” said the newly appointed consultant Ibrahim Zahiri.

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Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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