Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the presidential election in Madagascar
New York, 18 January 2014
The Secretary-General welcomes the validation of the final results of Madagascar's presidential election, which international observers have assessed as peaceful and orderly. He calls on all candidates to abide by the ruling of the Special Electoral Court and to channel any complaints peacefully through the established legal avenues.
Following a closely contested election, the Secretary-General calls on the new administration to reach out to the opposition and to lead the country in the interest of all its citizens. He encourages the political leaders and state institutions to work together toward genuine reconciliation, the deepening of democratic governance and economic recovery.
The United Nations will continue its support to development and democratic progress in Madagascar.
Statements on 18 January 2014
- Berlin, Germany, 18 January 2014 - Secretary-General's message to the Global Forum on Food and Agriculture and Sixth Agriculture Ministers' Summit [delivered by Mr. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition ]
- New York, 18 January 2014 - Statement by the Secretary-General on the Geneva Conference on Syria
- New York, 18 January 2014 - The Secretary-General's Remarks at Park East Synagogue Memorial Service in Honour of the Victims of the Holocaust