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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 16 November 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the elections in Liberia

The Secretary-General congratulates the Liberian people for exercising their right to vote in the presidential run-off election on 8 November. He commends the national authorities for conducting free, fair and transparent elections.

The Secretary-General deplores the violence which took place on 7 November and welcomes the creation of a Special Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incident.

The Secretary-General calls upon the Liberian stakeholders to accept the outcome of the elections and to work together to resolve any outstanding issues. He emphasizes the importance of a continued dialogue on national reconciliation.

Statements on 16 November 2011