The Special Representative wishes that the peaceful and civic atmosphere of the electoral process be maintained
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Central African Republic, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, hails the provisional results of the first round of the presidential election in the Central African Republic announced on Thursday 7 January by the National Elections Authority (ANE). He congratulates the two candidates, Anicet Georges Dologuélé and Faustin Archange Touadéra, who ranks respectively first and second in the 30 December 2015 election, and invites them to maintain the spirit of peace and restraint that has prevailed up-to-now.
The Special Representative calls on the two final participants in the second round to prepare their militants and sympathizers for a peaceful campaign mindful of civic responsibilities, in line with the spirit demonstrated by the Central African population along the electoral process. He reminds that the elected President will be that of all Central Africans.
The Special Representative also congratulates the 28 other candidates of the first round on the quality of their campaign marked by dignity and mutual respect which led to a massive participation of Central African voters to the presidential and legislative elections. He urges them to use legal means to appeal results in case of suspected irregularities and asks them to call on their partisans to respect the results announced by the ANE.
The Special Representative reaffirms that MINUSCA and the United Nations family remain by the side of the transitional authorities and the ANE to bring their support and secure the electoral process as a whole.