Notes to correspondents
Note to correspondents in response to questions on the parliamentary elections in Syria
New York, 7 May 2012
In response to questions regarding whether the Secretary-General has any comment on the parliamentary elections in Syria, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General has the following to say:
Only a comprehensive and inclusive political dialogue can lead to a genuine democratic future in Syria. These elections are not taking place within that framework. Moreover, a democratic process cannot be successful while violence is still ongoing. It is essential that there be a cessation of violence in all its forms and action to implement the Joint Special Envoy’s six point proposal.