The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful holding of the presidential and House of Representatives elections in Liberia on 10 October. He congratulates the people of Liberia who turned out enthusiastically in high numbers to vote. The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the National Elections Commission and security institutions for this important milestone in the history of Liberia. He also commends the Liberian women’s groups for their active and important role in the electoral process. International and national observers have also provided important contributions.
The Secretary-General reiterates the continued support of the United Nations for the consolidation of peace and democracy in Liberia.