Ban urges all involved in Comoros electoral process to refrain from violence

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

28 February 2016 – With the provisional results being released after a slate of elections in Comoros, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the candidates and all the other actors and institutions involved in the electoral process to play by the rules and refrain from the use of violence.

“The Secretary-General is following with concern the developments in Comoros since the publication by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) of the provisional results of the primary elections of the President of the Union of Comoros and the first round of the elections of the Governors of the Islands of Grand Comoros, Anjouan and Mohéli,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson.

The UN chief is urges the Government, the candidates and all the other actors and institutions involved in the electoral process to play by the rules and refrain from the use of violence, said the statement.


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