2009 Kosovan local elections

Local elections were held in Kosovo on 15 November and 13 December 2009.[1] These were the first local elections to be held after Kosovo declared independence in February 2008. The elections were to elect mayors and municipal councils in 36 municipalities, and were contested by 37 ethnic Albanian parties and 21 Serbian lists. All citizens with a valid ID were able to vote in the elections.[2][3]

Pieter Feith, the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo, declared before the election that he expected the elections to "pass the democratic test". [4]

The elections were still unfinished two months after starting. Many cities recounted votes or ordered fresh voting. [5]

Prizren and Lipljan held their elections on 31 January 2009. [6]


  1. http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/newsbriefs/setimes/newsbriefs/2009/12/13/nb-01
  2. "Kosovo to hold municipal elections on November 15". Sofia Echo. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  3. "Kosovo: Parties begin municipal election campaign". Adnkronos International. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  4. "Feith: Kosovo ready for elections". Balkan Insight. 2009-11-05. Archived from the original on November 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  5. "Kosovo begins recount of Gjilan/Gnjilane votes". setimes.com. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  6. "Kosovo begins recount of Gjilan/Gnjilane votes". setimes.com. 2010-01-20. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-09.