Ban welcomes peaceful elections in Burkina Faso, salutes strong participation of women at polls

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30 November 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the peaceful conduct of the presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso over the weekend and congratulated the people of Burkina Faso for their enthusiastic participation, “which shows their strong commitment to the democratic process.”

Mr. Ban, in particular, saluted the “strong participation of women in the electoral process,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.

“As Burkina Faso awaits the results, the Secretary-General encourages all political leaders and national stakeholders to maintain the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed on Election Day. He calls on all parties to resolve any dispute that might arise through established legal procedures,” the statement concluded.

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