Secretary-General Applauds Peaceful Conduct of Elections in Algeria

SG/SM/18525
19 May 2017

Secretary-General Applauds Peaceful Conduct of Elections in Algeria

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May elections to the People's National Assembly.  He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections.  The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process.

The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May, at the invitation of the Government.

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