Kosovan local elections, 2007

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Municipal elections were held in Kosovo on November 17, 2007, at the same time as elections to the Assembly of Kosovo, with a second round for the mayoral elections held on 2007-12-08.[1] The date was originally set for September 1, 2007 by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Joachim Rücker (head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo).[2]

The elections were held in Kosovo's thirty municipalities, and for the first time, local mayors were directly elected.[3]

Joachim Rücker decided not to officially recognise the election results in mainly Serb-populated municipalities where Albanians were elected due to the Serb election boycott.[4]

Main contenders[edit]

Three Kosovo Serb lists registered for the election very early:[5]

In total, 50 lists participated the elections.[6] Many of the lists participating in the local elections were Serbian, as opposed to the parliamentary elections, where only eight Serbian lists participated.[7]

Alliances[edit]

The Democratic Party of Kosovo, which won the Assembly election, and the New Kosovo Alliance agreed in early December 2007, prior to the second round of the elections, to form coalitions at the local level wherever possible.[1]

Results[edit]

The results of the mayoral elections in the thirty municipalities were as follows:

Due to the Kosovan Serbs' election boycott, no run-off election was held in Leposavić, Zubin Potok and Zvečan.[8]

According to the final results, party control of the municipal councils is as follows:[9]

Turnout in the second round was 31%.

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