Ban pledges UN support to Malian President-elect’s efforts to advance peace, stability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken for the first time with Mali’s President-elect, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, offering the Organization’s continued support to the political process in the country.

Mali: UN mission welcomes confirmation of presidential election results

The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) today confirmed the country’s election results by the Constitutional Court, which declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the nation’s new President.

Mali’s presidential poll ‘major step’ towards restoration of democracy – Security Council

The successful conduct of the presidential election in Mali represents a “major step toward the restoration of democratic governance and constitutional order,” the Security Council said today, urging the international community to continue its support to promote peace in the country.

Ban congratulates Malians, and president-elect Keita, on successful polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the authorities and the people of Mali for the successful conduct of a presidential election whose provisional results show Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the lead.

Second round of Mali’s presidential election occurs without incident – UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has reported that no major incidents occurred on Sunday during the second round of presidential elections, although heavy rains hampered the smooth conduct of voting operations in many parts of the country.

UN assists in preparations for second round of Mali’s presidential election

Ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is assisting national electoral authorities in getting materials out to remote areas in the north.