New York

07 April 2008

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Zimbabwe

Nine days ago, the people of Zimbabwe voted in a responsible and peaceful manner. The Secretary-General is concerned that presidential results have yet to be released in spite of the constitutional deadline. He urges the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to discharge its responsibility and release the results expeditiously and with transparency. He calls upon all actors to act responsibly, exercise restraint and calm, and to address all issues regarding the elections through recourse to legal means and dialogue as necessary for the good of all Zimbabweans.