UN chief congratulates Algeria on peaceful parliamentary elections

19 May 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the 4 May parliamentary elections, for which he dispatched a group of electoral observers, his spokesperson said today.

“The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May 2017 elections to the People's National Assembly,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

“The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process,” it added.

The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May 2017, at the invitation of the Government.

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