Baird Congratulates Tunisians on Free and Peaceful Presidential Election

By Canada - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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OTTAWA, Canada, November 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement commending Tunisians on their country's peaceful and credible presidential election:

“Today, the people of Tunisia participated in a well-organized, credible and peaceful election, and for the first time in their history exercised their democratic right to freely choose the country's next president.

“A contingent of Canadians participated in international observation missions during Tunisia's parliamentary election and today's presidential election, and Canada was pleased to contribute to local observation efforts during both elections.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I applaud the tremendous progress that has been achieved in the pursuit of a free and democratic Tunisia and reiterate Canada's support for Tunisia's continued efforts to strengthen its democracy and build a prosperous and secure future for all Tunisians.”

For updates on Tunisia's election, please visit Embassy of Canada to Tunisia on Facebook.