GROZNY (REUTER) - Aslan Maskhadov, the Chechen commander who led rebel fighters against the Russiann army, faces a tough task in meeting his campaign vows after winning presidential elections in the breakaway region. Saydaiyev said Maskhadov had 64.8 percent of the vote from returns by 56 of the 63 districts, followed by prominent field commander Shamil Basayev with 22.7 percent and acting Chechen president Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev with 10.2 percent. Maskhadov, confident of victory, has ordered aide Ruslan Kutayev to prepare his inauguration ceremony in Grozny, Tass said. It quoted Kutayev as saying that the ceremony was likely to take place on February 10. Foreign observers hailed the election as well-organised, free and fair. The secretary of Russia`s policy-making Security Council, Ivan Rybkin, welcomed the poll as a further step towards peace and stability in the turbulent Caucasian region and told reporters that Russia was ready to resume negotiations. But Maskhadov, a former Soviet army colonel, now has to find a way of meeting his campaign promises to restore stability and crown Chechnya`s struggle for independence with international recognition. Yandarbiyev and Basayev, contradicting their pre-election promises, made clear that they were not planning to cooperate with him. Yandarbiyev told Russian television that he did not see any place for him in Maskhadov`s administration and said he distrusted his rival`s entourage. Basayev, who led a hostage-taking raid on the Russian town of Budennovsk in 1995 in which more than 100 people were killed, said he would quit politics for the computer business. But he added that he would not actively oppose his war-time chief. Maverick field commander Salman Raduyev, whose fighters carried out a hostage raid in January 1996 in the neighbouring ethnic region of Dagestan, said he did not recognise the polls and was planning new terror attacks on Russia. Maskhadov promised after the polls to start talks with Russia on granting independence to Chechnya and to launch a campaign to win international recognition. But he insisted that this should be done through political means. Moscow and the Chechen rebels struck a peace deal in August under which Russia withdrew its forces sent in late 1994 to quell Chechnya`s independence bid and they agreed to defer any decision on the region`s political status for five years. President Boris Yeltsin`s press secretary made clear on Tuesday that that the Kremlin leader, recovering from pneumonia, still rejected full independence for Chechnya. In another blow to Maskhadov, the envoy of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said the election gave no new arguments to pro-independence campaigners. "From the point of view of the international community Chechnya remains part of the Russian Federation," Tim Guldimann, the head of the OSCE mission in Chechnya, told Russian television. "The election changed nothing about this."