SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES EXPEDITIOUS, TRANSPARENT RELEASE OF ELECTION RESULTS IN ZIMBABWE

7 April 2008
SG/SM/11498-AFR/1676

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES EXPEDITIOUS, TRANSPARENT RELEASE OF ELECTION RESULTS IN ZIMBABWE

7 April 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11498
AFR/1676
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES EXPEDITIOUS, TRANSPARENT RELEASE

 

OF ELECTION RESULTS IN ZIMBABWE

 


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


Nine days ago, the people of Zimbabwe voted in a responsible and peaceful manner.  The Secretary-General is concerned that presidential results have yet to be released in spite of the constitutional deadline.  He urges the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to discharge its responsibility and release the results expeditiously and with transparency.  He calls upon all actors to act responsibly, exercise restraint and calm, and to address all issues regarding the elections through recourse to legal means and dialogue as necessary for the good of all Zimbabweans.


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