UN / MADAGASCAR ELECTIONS

09-Jan-2019 00:01:09
In a statement read by his spokesperson, UN Secretary-General António Guterres commended all stakeholders for the peaceful and orderly conclusion of the presidential elections in Madagascar and congratulated President-elect Andry Rajoelina. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MADAGASCAR ELECTIONS
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DATELINE: 09 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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09 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General congratulates President-elect Andry Rajoelina. He also commended all stakeholders for the peaceful and orderly conclusion of the presidential elections. The Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and the High Court (HCC), civil society and religious leaders, as well as the leadership of the Government, should also be commended for being part of this historic milestone. The Secretary-General will continue to follow developments in the country through his Special Adviser, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, with the support of the UN Country Team, and in close coordination with the African Union, the Southern African Development Community and other international partners. The UN remains fully committed to supporting the Government and the people of Madagascar and the constitution in the consolidation of democracy, human rights and sustainable development.”
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6. Wide shot, press room
STORYLINE
In a statement read by his spokesperson, UN Secretary-General António Guterres commended all stakeholders for the peaceful and orderly conclusion of the presidential elections in Madagascar and congratulated President-elect Andry Rajoelina.

Speaking to reporters in New York today (09 Jan), UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and the High Court (HCC), civil society and religious leaders, as well as the leadership of the Government, “should also be commended for being part of this historic milestone.”

Dujarric said the Secretary-General would continue to follow developments in the country through his Special Adviser Abdoulaye Bathily, with the support of the UN Country Team, and in close coordination with the African Union, the Southern African Development Community and other international partners. He said the UN remained “fully committed to supporting the Government and the people of Madagascar and the constitution in the consolidation of democracy, human rights and sustainable development.”
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