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UN hails nomination of candidate, Kosovo President

UN envoy to Kosovo hails nomination of candidate for Kosovo President

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today welcomed the nomination of Fatmir Sejdiu as candidate for the presidency of Kosovo to replace Ibrahim Rugova, who died of lung cancer last month.

“Kosovo recently suffered a profound loss with the passing of President Rugova,” he said.” In spite of the sadness we all feel, it is important that the political process goes on in order to carry forward the vision of President Rugova.”

Welcoming the the unanimous nomination by the LDK party, the envoy anticipated “the Assembly of Kosovo moving promptly to the election of a new President of Kosovo.”

He also pledged that Kosovo's institutions can continue to rely on the UN Interim Administration Mission in the province (UNMIK) for support “during the crucial months ahead.”

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