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    31 October 2000
 Secretary-General Calls Kosovo Elections “Landmark”,
Praises Kouchner Mission, KFOR

NEW YORK, 30 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by theOffice of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

 The Secretary-General was gratified that the municipal elections in Kosovo went so peacefully this weekend.  They were a landmark in Kosovo’s democratic development.

 At a time of democratic transition throughout the Balkans, the people of Kosovo have shown the maturity and responsibility in carrying out their democratic duty.

 Bernard Kouchner was ably supported by the other members of the United Nations Mission there, as well as by the Kosovo Force (KFOR), in bringing about this successful outcome.

 The Secretary-General looks forward to the announcement of the results.

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