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Secretary-General Applauds Tunisia's Elections as ‘Crucial Step', ‘Decisive Milestone' in Transition to Democracy

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the
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NEW YORK, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General congratulates the Tunisian people on the occasion of the country's legislative elections on 26 October. As the Secretary-General noted during his recent visit to Tunisia, these elections are a crucial step for the country's future and mark a decisive milestone in the transition to democracy. Just as this moment comes with a great deal of hope, there remain crucial tasks ahead for the next Government. He reiterates that the United Nations stands ready to support Tunisia in this respect.

The Secretary-General also congratulates the Tunisian electoral authorities for their efforts in organizing the polling and their continued work on the presidential elections next month.