Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Madagascar
New York, 20 May 2013
The Secretary-General shares the concerns expressed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union over the latest developments in the electoral process in Madagascar. The presentation of candidate nomination papers by Transition President Andry Rajoelina, Mrs. Lalao Ravalomanana and former President Didier Ratsiraka, and the decision of the Special Electoral Court to endorse those candidatures, is in violation of the spirit of the SADC-mediated Road Map.
United Nations assistance to the electoral process is conditional upon strict adherence by all parties to the Road Map as the sole framework for a restoration of the full legitimacy of the Government of Madagascar.
The Secretary-General calls on all stakeholders to comply with the SADC Organ Troika and the African Union Peace and Security Council decisions, so that elections can take place in accordance with the calendar prepared by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition and endorsed by the United Nations.
Statements on 20 May 2013
- Maputo, Mozambique, 20 May 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at roundtable event on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda [as prepared for delivery]
- New York, 20 May 2013 - Secretary-General's message to the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues [delivered by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs]
- Geneva, Switzerland, 20 May 2013 - Secretary-General's message to the World Health Assembly [delivered by Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva]