Secretary-General Says Egypt’s Elections Important Milestone in Democratic Transition, Looks Forward to Credible and Peaceful Conclusion to Process

25 May 2012
SG/SM/14312

Secretary-General Says Egypt’s Elections Important Milestone in Democratic Transition, Looks Forward to Credible and Peaceful Conclusion to Process

25 May 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14312
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Says Egypt’s Elections Important Milestone in Democratic

Transition, Looks Forward to Credible and Peaceful Conclusion to Process

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

The Secretary-General has been following with interest Egypt’s presidential election process.  These historic elections, in which Egyptians will freely choose their President from amongst numerous candidates, are an important milestone in Egypt’s democratic transition.

The Secretary-General commends the Egyptian authorities for their organization of polling and the people of Egypt for their participation, and he welcomes initial reports of a strong turnout of women voters.  He also notes the calm and positive atmosphere in which the voting took place and looks forward to the credible and peaceful conclusion of this process.

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