Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on CAte d’Ivoire

The Secretary-General applauds the Government and the people of Cocirc;te d’Ivoire for the peaceful and inclusive legislative elections of 18 December. He congratulates Ivorian political parties for their active participation in the elections and the Commission eacute;lectorale indeacute;pendante for its efforts in ensuring the people#39;s right to vote. He also appreciatesthe positive role ofinternational and national electoral observation teams, as well as the engagement of Ivorian civil society, which enhanced the transparency and credibility of the elections.

The Secretary-General commends the immense progress achieved by Cocirc;te d’Ivoire with the conclusion of a free and fair presidential election in October 2015 and the constitutional referendum in October 2016. The successful conclusion of the legislative election confirms Cocirc;te d#39;Ivoire’s steady march towards lasting peace and stability.

The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations, includingthe United Nations Operation in Cocirc;te d’Ivoire, to continue supporting Cocirc;te d’Ivoire in sustaining the gains achieved inits consolidation of peace, stability and long-term prosperity.

Source: United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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