SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES PEOPLE OF BOLIVIA ON CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM, EXHORTS POLITICAL LEADERS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR PROSPEROUS, INCLUSIVE FUTURE

27 January 2009
SG/SM/12069

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES PEOPLE OF BOLIVIA ON CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM, EXHORTS POLITICAL LEADERS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR PROSPEROUS, INCLUSIVE FUTURE

27 January 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12069
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES PEOPLE OF BOLIVIA ON CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM,

EXHORTS POLITICAL LEADERS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR PROSPEROUS, INCLUSIVE FUTURE

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

The Secretary-General has followed with great interest Bolivia’s referendum on its new Constitution, which was held on 25 January.  He applauds the peaceful climate that prevailed during the voting as well as the high level of participation, and congratulates the people of Bolivia for this demonstration of civic responsibility.  He also recognizes the valuable work of the National Electoral Court of Bolivia in the organization of this important exercise in democracy.

The Secretary-General exhorts all political leaders in Bolivia to work together henceforth to build a prosperous and inclusive future for their country.  The United Nations system will continue to assist the Government and the people of Bolivia to face the challenges ahead.

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