New York

24 November 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Presidential election in Tunisia

The Secretary-General extends his congratulations to the Tunisian people on the occasion of the country’s first democratic presidential election since the 2011 revolution. The polls, conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner, mark an important step forward for the country's political transition process.

The Secretary-General commends the work of the High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) and their continued efforts in completing the process, and reaffirms that the United Nations will continue to support the consolidation of the democratic process in Tunisia.