Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 September 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / Ivorian electoral process is progressing well, says UNOCI’s deputy chief

 


 

 

Côte d’Ivoire / Ivorian electoral process is progressing well, says UNOCI’s deputy chief

 

DAKAR, Senegal, September 30, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Ivorian electoral process is progressing well, said the Principal Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire, Abou Moussa, on Wednesday, 29 September, in Dakar.

 

Speaking at the 19th meeting of the heads of UN peacekeeping missions in West Africa, Mr. Moussa highlighted the major achievements in the electoral process, as well as the remaining challenges to be met in order to facilitate the holding of the presidential election on 31 October 2010.

 

With regard to the progress made, he recalled the certification of the final voters list comprising 5,725,720 persons, as well as the current efforts being made by the Ivorian authorities to maintain the current dynamic.

 

Concerning the challenges, he mentioned the double distribution of the voters and identity cards, the transportation of electoral materials, as well as the security arrangements for the electoral process.

 

On these points, the Principal Deputy Special Representative assured participants that UNOCI will continue to provide its material and logistical assistance in accordance with its mandate and resources.

 

The meeting was attended by the Principal Deputy Special Representative, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Liberia, the Special Representative of the UN Office for Peace Consolidation in Guinea Bissau, the Deputy Chief of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone and the Chief of the United Nations Office for West Africa.

 

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Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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