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SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES MALDIVES ON PEACEFUL CONDUCT OF FIRST MULTI-PARTY
ELECTION, URGES ALL PARTIES TO COOPERATE ON REFORM PROCESS
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General congratulates the people of the Maldives on the peaceful conduct of their nationís first multi-party presidential election, which marked an important step forward in the countryís democratic reform process.† He commends both the outgoing President and the President-elect for their statesmanship, and urges them to continue to work together to ensure a smooth transition of power. †The Secretary-General encourages all parties to work in a cooperative manner and continue to carry forward the reform process aimed at achieving a more open and democratic Maldives.
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