Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the SG on the Upcoming Presidential Election in Seneg
New York, 23 February 2012 - As Senegal prepares to hold its presidential election scheduled for Sunday, 26 February 2012, the Secretary-General reiterates his calls for a peaceful, credible and transparent process in line with Senegal’s longstanding democratic tradition and the aspirations of its people. He deplores recent violent incidents that have led to the loss of lives in the run-up to the elections and emphasizes the need to respect the right for peaceful and orderly assembly. He calls on political actors to refrain from using or inciting violence during the electoral period and appeals once again for all electoral disputes to be resolved through legal and peaceful means.
The Secretary-General expresses support for initiatives contributing to the conduct of an orderly and transparent poll.
Déclaration attribuable au porte-parole du Secrétaire général sur le Sénégal concernant la prochaine élection présidentielle