1 September 2009

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Election in Gabon


The following statement was issued 31 August by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful participation of the people of Gabon in yesterday’s presidential elections.   He calls upon all Gabonese to continue to support the democratic process, to ensure the will of the people is respected, and to heed the appeal by the interim President of Gabon, H.E. Ms. Rose Francine Rogombé, for calm and responsibility as the vote counting process continues.

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