World Bulletin / News Desk
While still waiting for preliminary results from Kosovo's local elections on Sunday, the Kosovo Democratic Party and Kosovo Democratic Union have announced their victories.
The Central Election Commission still did not announce the preliminary results of local elections in which Kosovar citizens voted to elect mayors and members of municipal councils to serve four-year terms.
Kosovo Democratic Party leader and Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci announced that his party won the local elections, thanking all citizens.
"In the Kosovo Democratic Party, we had three goals in this election process. We wanted first for Kosovo to pass the European test for free and democratic elections, and second to hold elections in the state's entire territory for the first time in 14 years no matter the incidents in the north," said Thaci.
He thanked voters in the north and encouraged them to continue building their life democratically.
"From today, we can freely say that we also have the integration of the north," noted Thaci.
Before Thaci, the Kosovo Democratic Union, headed by Isa Mustafa, had also announced their victory on Sunday night.
At a press conference, Mustafa Isa said the Kosovo Democratic Union is again the biggest party in the country.
Kosovar citizens in the north were called on to boycott the elections and the number of citizens who went to the ballots in the north was less than those in the south.
In northern Kosovo's Mitrovica, only 7.09 percent of voters went to ballot boxes until 03:00 p.m. Sunday. Northern Mitrovica is a municipality with a Serbian majority where citizens were called on to boycott elections.
Until it declared independence in 2008, Kosovo was administered by the United Nations.
Local elections on November 3 where the first to took place under Kosovo's law.Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2013, 13:50