Comoros elections 'important step in consolidation of democracy' – UN chief

15 April 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the Comorian people for peacefully fulfilling their civic duty by participating in the second round of the elections for President of the Union of Comoros and for Governors of Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli on Sunday 10 April 2016.

“The elections are an important step in the consolidation of democracy in Comoros,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

According to the statement, following the announcement of the provisional results of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) today, Mr. Ban called on all stakeholders to maintain a democratic spirit and resolve any dispute that may arise from the elections through legal and peaceful means.

“The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations, in coordination with the African Union and other international partners, to support the Comorian people in their efforts to further consolidate democracy, peace and the rule of law for the benefit of all sectors of society,” the statement concluded.

 

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