UN: UN, AU welcome partial re-run of elections in Comoros

New York, US (PANA) - The UN and the African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday welcomed the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of Comoros President and Governor of Anjouan.

In a joint statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the AU Commission Chairperson, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, congratulated the people of Comoros for participating peacefully in the election and in the subsequent partial re-run, which was observed by an AU Election Observer Mission.

The statement obtained by PANA in New York, stated: "The Secretary-General and the Chairperson commend the relevant national institutions for the orderly organization of the partial re-run.

"The same national institutions now have a vital role to ensure that the final results are a true reflection of the will of the people of Comoros."

Ban and Dlamini-Zuma encouraged the Constitutional Court to release the final results in a "transparent and timely manner".

They also called on all candidates to exercise restraint and show a sense of responsibility, as well as to work towards the interest of the people of Comoros and to maintain stability.

The UN and AU chiefs also underlined the responsibility of the government to ensure a peaceful conclusion of the electoral process.
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