SRSG Djinnit welcomes holding of Niger referendum
2 November 2010 -- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for West Africa, Said Djinnit, welcomes the holding, in peaceful conditions, of the Referendum on the Constitution on Sunday 31 October 2010 in Niger.
He congratulates the people of Niger for their commitment to peace and democracy as clearly demonstrated through their large participation to the referendum, and their overwhelming support to the new constitution. He calls on the Niger leadership to keep the transition on course as planned, and ensure that all conditions are met for a peaceful, credible, free and fair electoral process leading to the return to constitutional order.
The Special Representative of the Secretary General reiterates the United Nations continued support to the Niger transition, along with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and other partners.