IPC-UEMOA urges Gbagbo to accept Ivorian election results

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Inter-Parliamentary Committee of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (IPC-UEMOA), which met in Bamako, the Malian capital, has asked the outgoing president of Côte d'Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, to accept the election results of the 28 November presidential run-off.

It also asked the world-acclaimed president-elect Alassane Ouattara as well as Gbagbo to act with restraint to avoid a civil war in Cote d'Ivoire.

In its recommendations, released at the end of its 27th session, the IPC-UEMOA urged the Ivorian people to reconcile so that the country could regain its stability.

The 27th session of the IPC-UEMOA, an advisory body of UEMOA aimed at building a viable economic sub-region, had focused on accelerating the process of implementation of actions under the programme of fiscal transition, monitoring and implementation of community reforms to preserve a climate of peace in the sub-region and promote its economic and financial development.

The committee also elected the member from Togo, Dama Dramani, head of IPC-UEMOA, in place of the Malian Touléma Ounde.

Also, members of the IPC-UEMOA took the opportunity to congratulate the Nigerien authorities for the successful elections and the calm that followed the announcement of results.

The UEMOA comprises Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
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06 april 2011 16:14:18

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