Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 November 2011

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on the elections in Liberia


 

 

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on the elections in Liberia

 

NEW YORK, November 7, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General is closely following developments related to the second round of the presidential elections in Liberia, scheduled to take place on 8 November 2011.

The Secretary-General supports the joint efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and his Special Representative for Liberia to promote dialogue among the Liberian stakeholders, in an effort to build confidence in the electoral process. He urges all Liberians not to resort to violence despite political disagreement, and to ensure that the peace in Liberia is maintained.

The Secretary-General stresses the importance of peaceful, credible, transparent elections and reaffirms the readiness of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to support the Liberian authorities, in accordance with its mandate.

 

New York

4 November 2011

 

SOURCE 

UNITED NATIONS


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