Welcoming 'calm atmosphere' of Mozambique polls, Ban urges cooperation ahead of final results

18 October 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of Mozambique for the “calm atmosphere” which prevailed during the presidential, legislative and provincial elections held in the souther Afircan country on 15 October 2014.

“He notes that the elections were considered by national and international observer missions to be generally peaceful and transparent, despite some localized incidents,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson yesterday evening.

Through the statement, the Secretary-General called on all stakeholders to continue working together in the framework of the electoral law and to engage constructively throughout the electoral process while waiting for the announcement of final results.

 

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