Brussels, 23/02/2016
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STATEMENT

Statement by the Spokesperson on the first round of the presidential and legislative elections in Niger

Election Day in Niger on 21 February was peaceful, despite some logistical difficulties.

The EU congratulates the people of Niger for their efforts, and underlines the commitment of all parties involved in enabling citizens to perform their civic duty.

In the same spirit, any challenge mounted by stakeholders should be routed through the existing legal channels.

Pending the publication of the provisional results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the European Union is closely monitoring the next steps of the electoral process, in particular through the Election Expert Mission which it set up for the purpose, and in collaboration with international observation missions on the spot.