El Salvador: Ban commends high turnout for presidential poll, looks forward to working with new Government

UN Photo/Steve Tickner
UN Photo/Steve Tickner
UN Photo/Steve Tickner

El Salvador: Ban commends high turnout for presidential poll, looks forward to working with new Government

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has followed with keen interest the electoral process in El Salvador, whose outcome has been confirmed in the election of Mr. Salvador Sánchez Cerén as President.

“The United Nations looks forward to working closely with the incoming President and his Government to continue to promote human and sustainable development for all Salvadorans, in the spirit of the Peace Accords,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by a UN spokesperson in New York.

“The Secretary-General wishes to commend the Salvadoran people for their high turnout in the election as well as the state institutions for their professional handling of the process,” the statement added.