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Secretary-General greatly encouraged by peaceful conduct
of presidential elections in timor-leste
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is greatly encouraged by the peaceful conduct of the final round of presidential elections in Timor-Leste on 9 May.
Reports from the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) indicate that the people cast their votes in a calm and orderly manner, reflecting once again their commitment to democracy. The final round caps a similarly peaceful electoral campaign.
The Secretary-General congratulates the people and authorities of Timor-Leste and trusts that the same peaceful and democratic spirit will prevail during the vote counting and tabulation process over the next few days.
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