Ban congratulates Kyrgyzstan on results of ‘positive’ parliamentary elections

1 November 2010

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the people of Kyrgyzstan on the results of the 10 October parliamentary elections, which were released today and were assessed by observers as positive, transparent, and well organized.

“He encourages the timely formation of an inclusive Government that will ensure peace, stability, and prosperity,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Martin Nesirky said in a statement.

The successful polls were held some four months after deadly June clashes between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks affected nearly half a million people, uprooting about 400,000 and sending many fleeing to neighbouring Uzbekistan.

On the sidelines of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate in September, Mr. Ban assured Kyrgyz President Rosa Otunbaeva of continued UN support for the Central Asian nation’s rehabilitation, recovery and reconciliation following the clashes.

 

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