Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Tunisia elections

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the

NEW YORK, October 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General congratulates the Tunisian people on the occasion of the country's legislative elections yesterday, 26 October 2014.

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 a number of 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.