UN welcomes opposition’s participation in polls

Published: January 01, 2019 18:04:39 | Updated: January 20, 2019 21:43:36


The United Nations has welcomed the participation of the opposition in elections for the first time in last ten years.

“We called on all sides to exercise restraint and ensure a peaceful post electoral environment, where people can maintain their right to assembly and expression,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a note on Monday.

He said the UN encourages the parties to address electoral complaints in a peaceful manner and through legal means.

“We regret the loss of life and injuries sustained by candidates and voters during the electoral campaign and on election-day,” read the note.

Violence and attacks on people and property are not acceptable, Dujarric said, reports BSS.

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