14 May 2012

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

Secretary-General Deploys Panel to Algeria to Follow Electoral Process


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

The Secretary-General has been following the recent legislative elections in Algeria closely and, upon the request of the Government, has deployed a high-level panel to the country to follow the electoral process and keep him abreast of the latest developments.  He congratulates the people and the Government of Algeria for the peaceful manner in which the 10 May elections for the People's National Assembly were held and welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the new Parliament.

The Secretary-General encourages the Government of Algeria and all political parties in the country to cooperate in an inclusive and peaceful manner to contribute to the implementation of the political and constitutional reforms and strengthen the democratic process in Algeria.  The Secretary-General reiterates the continued commitment of the United Nations to supporting Algeria’s efforts for socio-economic development and democratic reforms.

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