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30 November 2015

Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Polls in Burkina Faso, Saluting Women’s Strong Participation in Electoral Process

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful conduct of the presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso on 29 November.  He congratulates the people of Burkina Faso for their enthusiastic participation, which shows their strong commitment to the democratic process.  In particular, the Secretary-General salutes the strong participation of women in the electoral process.

As Burkina Faso awaits the results, the Secretary-General encourages all political leaders and national stakeholders to maintain the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed on election day.  He calls on all parties to resolve any dispute that might arise through established legal procedures.

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