Egypt / Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
5/28/2012 10:10:00 AM -
NEW YORK, May 28, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General has been following with interest Egypt's presidential election process. These historic elections, in which Egyptians will freely choose their President from amongst numerous candidates, are an important milestone in Egypt's democratic transition.
The Secretary-General commends the Egyptian authorities for their organization of polling and the people of Egypt for their participation, and he welcomes initial reports of a strong turn-out of women voters. He also notes the calm and positive atmosphere in which the voting took place and looks forward to the credible and peaceful conclusion of this process.