Briefing the United Nations Security Council on the recent vote in Kosovo, a top UN official today said the peacekeeping mission in the territory was satisfied with the entire polling process - "from the violence-free campaign to the all-inclusive elections."
The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Hans Haekkerup, plans to announce on Saturday the official results of last week's legislative assembly elections, according to an UNMIK spokeswoman.
Partial results of last weekend's elections to the legislative assembly in Kosovo showed the political party led by Ibrahim Rugova to be in the lead but without a sufficient majority to form a government, according to the United Nations Interim Administration Mission (UNMIK) in the province.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and members of the Security Council today welcomed the "orderly and peaceful" elections for a Kosovo assembly over the weekend and expressed satisfaction with the large turnout by minority voters.
The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has signed an agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on the provision of security and other guarantees for the Serb minority in Kosovo ahead of elections in the predominantly ethnic Albanian province.