UN chief ‘following closely’ political developments in Comoros

6 May 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is following closely political developments in Comoros in the wake of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court ordering a partial re-run of the elections for President and for Governor of Anjouan.

“The Secretary-General reiterates his commitment to supporting the efforts of the Comorian authorities to create a climate of confidence, conducive to peaceful, inclusive and credible elections,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

According to the statement, the UN will work together with the African Union in this regard.

“The Secretary-General urges the Government and all the actors involved in the electoral process to respect the legislation and the established rules, in conformity with the protocole d’accord of 15 March 2016,” the statement concluded.

The new polls are scheduled for 11 May.


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