UN: UN chief hails peaceful, inclusive legislative elections in Cote d’Ivoire

New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the Ivorian government and the people for last Sunday’s peaceful and inclusive legislative elections as well as the progress in the country since last year.

In a statement obtained by PANA in New York on Wednesday, Ban congratulated Ivorian political parties for their active participation in the elections and the Commission electorale independante for its efforts in ensuring the people's right to vote.

He also appreciated the positive role of international and national electoral observation teams, as well as the engagement of Ivorian civil society, which enhanced the transparency and credibility of the elections.

The UN chief also commended the progress achieved by the West African country with the conclusion of a free and fair presidential election in October 2015 and the constitutional referendum in October this year.

"The successful conclusion of the legislative election confirms Cote d’Ivoire’s steady march towards lasting peace and stability," he noted.

Ban further reiterated the commitment of the UN system, including the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI), to continue supporting the country in sustaining the gains achieved in its consolidation of peace, stability and long-term prosperity.
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21 december 2016 20:49:21

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