UN chief welcomes Lesotho elections, reaffirms commitment to democracy in the Kingdom

1 March 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the “peaceful conduct” of the country's parliamentary elections, held on 28 February.

In a statement issued this evening, the UN spokesperson said the Secretary-General commended the work of the Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho in preparing for the elections, as well as the Southern African Development Community, which had “led efforts to peacefully resolve political challenges in the country.”

“The successful completion of this process will be an important step in Lesotho's return to political normalcy,” the statement continued.

Moreover, it added that Mr. Ban reaffirmed the UN's “readiness” to support efforts in Lesotho “to consolidate democracy and advance justice and development for the benefit of all the people of the country.”

 

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