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29-May-2020 00:01:14
Following the announcement of provisional results of the elections in Burundi, the UN Security Council called “on all stakeholders to preserve a peaceful climate and to continue to utilize peaceful and legal means” to resolve eventual disputes. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 29 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

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29 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sven Jürgenson, President of the UN Security Council:
“The members of the Security Council have taken note of the provisional outcome of the presidential and legislative elections in Burundi, announced by the independent national electoral commission on the 25 May 2020. Taking into account that the electoral process is yet to be completed, the members of the Security Council called on all stakeholders to preserve a peaceful climate and to continue to utilize peaceful and legal means to resolve any matters that may arise from the electoral process. The members of the Security Council have noted the call of the African Union Commission and the United Nations Secretariat to all political actors to refrain from incitement that may lead to violence and to favor concerted actions in dealing with electoral disputes. The members of the Security Council reiterated their full commitment to and support of the people of Burundi.”

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Following the announcement of provisional results of the elections in Burundi, the UN Security Council called “on all stakeholders to preserve a peaceful climate and to continue to utilize peaceful and legal means” to resolve eventual disputes.

“The members of the Security Council have taken note of the provisional outcome of the presidential and legislative elections in Burundi, announced by the independent national electoral commission on the 25 May 2020,” said Sven Jürgenson, Ambassador of Estonia and the President of the UN Security Council for the month of May in a virtual press briefing on Friday (29 May).

“The members of the Security Council have noted the call of the African Union Commission and the United Nations Secretariat to all political actors to refrain from incitement that may lead to violence and to favor concerted actions in dealing with electoral disputes,” said Jürgenson. “The members of the Security Council reiterated their full commitment to and support of the people of Burundi.”
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