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Ban calls for credible, peaceful polls in Maldives

PTI United Nations | Updated on March 12, 2018

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a credible and peaceful Presidential elections in Maldives, scheduled for Saturday.

Given that the elections are being held in the backdrop of overthrow of former President, Mohamed Nasheed, Ban has in a statement urged all the candidates and stakeholders to overcome their past differences and respect the election results ‘no matter who wins’.

“He (Ban) urges all Maldivians to work together in a constructive manner toward national harmony and democratic consolidation. Ban highlights, in particular, the need for a renewed commitment to the institutional reform process,” said a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Secretary General.

Published on September 04, 2013

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