As Côte d’Ivoire prepares for presidential polls, Ban urges peaceful, transparent process

23 October 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely following developments in Côte d’Ivoire ahead of this weekend’s presidential elections and has welcomed the commitment of national stakeholders to participate in the process in a peaceful and transparent manner.

A statement issued by his spokesperson said the Mr. Ban is closely following events in the lead-up to the 25 October polls and has noted that “a successful electoral process is the responsibility of all concerned.”

In this regard, the Secretary-General in the statement calls on all voters to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election,” the spokesperson continued.

“He reminds all political leaders and their constituents to continue to address any outstanding disputes through peaceful means in accordance with the laws and Constitution of Côte d’Ivoire,” the statement continued, adding that Mr. Ban reaffirms the commitment of the UN to support the electoral process in Côte d’Ivoire.


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