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Ivorian poll passes off in democratic atmosphere despite tension – UN envoy

The run-off presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire yesterday proceeded “in a democratic atmosphere” despite tension and violent incidents that left three people dead, the United Nations envoy to the West African country said today, calling for calm as the provisional results are awaited.

UN human rights chief urges peaceful presidential poll in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations human rights chief today voiced deep concern about reports of politically-motivated violence ahead of Sunday's presidential run-off in Côte d'Ivoire, and called on the candidates and their supporters to renounce such behaviour.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN official announces new measures to ensure credible election

The United Nations envoy in Côte d''Ivoire today announced new measures to enhance the transparency and credibility of presidential election, three days ahead of the run-off poll in the West Africa country.

Security Council authorizes extra UN troops for Ivorian run-off poll

The Security Council today authorized the sending of extra United Nations peacekeepers to Côte d'Ivoire ahead of the presidential run-off election scheduled for Sunday and urged everyone in the West African nation to ensure a peaceful poll.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN mission urges peace ahead of presidential poll run-off

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire today called for peaceful campaigning in the run up to the second round of the presidential election in the West African country next week and deplored yesterday's acts of violence in the main commercial city of Abidjan.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy holds talks on upcoming presidential run-off

The United Nations envoy in Côte d'Ivoire met today with the country's top election official to discuss challenges ahead of the presidential run-off scheduled for later this month, including security and logistical matters.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy certifies results of first round of presidential poll

The United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire today certified the results of the first round of the presidential election in the West African country, paving the way for the run-off on 28 November between the two candidates who garnered the highest number of votes.

Breakthrough Ivorian elections show people’s resolve to end crisis – UN official

The Côte d’Ivoire’s “calm and orderly” presidential vote, avoiding any major human rights violations, showed that the Ivorian people were ready to put an end to the civil crisis that divided the West African nation, a top United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Ban welcomes historic Ivorian elections, affirming strong UN commitment

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the people of the Côte d’Ivoire for the peaceful conduct of yesterday’s historic elections, as he reaffirmed the United Nations’ continued commitment to assisting the West African country emerge from its devastating civil conflict.