2 August 2013

Mali: The African Union Welcomes the Successful Conduct of the 1st Round of the Presidential Election in Mali

press release

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, followed closely the first round of the presidential election in Mali, held on 28 July 2013.

The Chairperson of the Commission welcomes the successful holding of the 1st round of the presidential election as a critical step towards the full restoration of constitutional order and the consolidation of the tremendous progress made in the recent months.

The Chairperson of the Commission commends the Malian people and political actors for the smooth conduct of the election and the peaceful mobilization of voters. She urges all stakeholders to persevere in their efforts in order to ensure the successful conduct of the second round.

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the commitment of the AU to continue to support the Malian people and authorities in their efforts to consolidate peace and reconciliation and deepen democracy.

Copyright © 2013 African Union. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.