Kosovan independence referendum, 1991

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An independence referendum was held in the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija between 26 and 30 September 1991. The dissolved Provincial Assembly had declared the Republic of Kosova a sovereign and independent state on 22 September 1991. Over 99% of voters voted in favour of independence, with a turnout of 87%.[1] The referendum was boycotted by Serbs living in the region, who comprised around 10% of the population.[1]

Background[edit]

In order to pass, the referendum required a turnout of at least 66.7% and at least half of those voting in favour.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 913,705 99.98
Against 164 0.02
Invalid/blank votes 933
Total 914,802 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,051,357 87.01
Source: Direct Democracy

Aftermath[edit]

The only United Nations member who recognised the Republic of Kosova was Albania, with a resolution recognising the country passed in the Parliament of Albania on 21 October.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kosovo (Yugoslavia), 30 September 1991: Independence Direct Democracy (German)
  2. ^ Report Albanian.com
  3. ^ Official text of recognition Republic of Albania Council of Ministers