Secretary-General Commends Holding of Madagascar Elections, Urging All Stakeholders to Maintain Peaceful Atmosphere during Transition

20 December 2013
SG/SM/15552-AFR/2777

Secretary-General Commends Holding of Madagascar Elections, Urging All Stakeholders to Maintain Peaceful Atmosphere during Transition

20 December 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15552 AFR/2777
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Commends Holding of Madagascar Elections, Urging All

Stakeholders to Maintain Peaceful Atmosphere During Transition

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

The Secretary-General commends the people of Madagascar, the Electoral Commission and the Malagasy Government for their active contribution and participation in the holding of today’s presidential and legislative elections.  He urges the Malagasy people, the transitional authorities and all political actors to continue to maintain the peaceful atmosphere during the vote counting and subsequent announcement of results.  The United Nations remains committed to supporting the successful conclusion of the Malagasy transition.  The Secretary-General stresses that the will of the people of Madagascar must be respected.

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