Voting for Kosovo President inconclusive, UN Mission reports

Voting for Kosovo President inconclusive, UN Mission reports

Despite two rounds of voting for a President today, the Kosovo Assembly took no final decision on the matter after the sole candidate, Ibrahim Rugova, failed to attain the majority needed to win, according to the UN Interim Administration Mission for Kosovo (UNMIK).

The first round required two-thirds of the 120-member Assembly for victory, but Mr. Rugova received only 50 votes, according to UNMIK. In the second round, which required only a simple majority of 61 votes, Mr. Rugova received 51 votes.

After that round – which was the third since voting was first held last month – the President of the Assembly, Nexhet Daci, adjourned the session and said he would later inform members of a new date for their next meeting, UNMIK reported.