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Secretary-General Calls on Citizens of Timor-Leste to Ensure Credible,
Transparent, Peaceful Parliamentary Elections, 7 July
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the parliamentary election to be held in Timor-Leste, 7 July:
Dear citizens of Timor-Leste,
On 7 July, you will once again have the opportunity to exercise your democratic right, as you choose your country’s new leaders in parliamentary elections.
I am very encouraged that the presidential election was conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner.
As your country starts the election campaign for the next Parliament, I call on all citizens to ensure that the election is credible, transparent and peaceful. I urge the political parties to demonstrate a sense of responsibility, and to honour their commitment to peace, democracy and national unity.
On behalf of the United Nations, I wish the people of Timor-Leste all the best for the election. You have our full support as you continue to build a peaceful and prosperous future.
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