New York

24 April 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the recent presidential elections in Algeria

The Secretary-General followed closely the recent presidential elections in Algeria. Upon the request of the Government of Algeria, he deployed a three-member panel of experts to the country to follow the electoral process and keep him abreast of the latest developments.

The Secretary-General wishes to congratulate the people and the Government of Algeria for the overall peaceful manner in which the presidential elections were held. He encourages the Government of Algeria and all political parties in the country to work together in an inclusive and peaceful manner to maintain stability and strengthen the democratic process in Algeria.

The Secretary-General reiterates the continued commitment of the United Nations to supporting Algeria’s efforts toward democratic reforms as well as sustainable socio-economic development.