New York

25 May 2012

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Egypt

The Secretary-General has been following with interest Egypt’s presidential election process.   These historic elections, in which Egyptians will freely choose their President from amongst numerous candidates, are an important milestone in Egypt’s democratic transition. 

The Secretary-General commends the Egyptian authorities for their organization of polling and the people of Egypt for their participation, and he welcomes initial reports of a strong turn-out of women voters.   He also notes the calm and positive atmosphere in which the voting took place and looks forward to the credible and peaceful conclusion of this process.