According to Express, it is very likely that the local elections, scheduled for
autumn next year, will be postponed for at least another year. A senior diplomat in
Pristina, ‘who is close to what is called UNMIK’s exit strategy’, told the
newspaper that parliamentary elections could be held in October 2006.
‘Everyone expects the resolution of Kosovo’s status in 2006, after the start of talks
by the end of this year. After the resolution, there are plans to hold parliamentary
elections from which there would be a new Government, under new
circumstances,’ said the unnamed diplomat.