European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the second round of the presidential elections in Niger

Bruxelles, 21/03/2016 - 22:07, UNIQUE ID: 160321
Statements by the Spokesperson

While awaiting the publication of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the European Union is continuing to  monitor the end of the electoral process in Niger, in particular via its Election Expert Mission. The circumstances surrounding the elections have been exceptional, with one candidate unable to campaign.  The European Union has noted the decrease in participation in the second round and regrets that some voters have chosen not to express themselves through the ballot box.

The European Union urges all political actors to continue their efforts to bring the electoral process to completion, and to pursue any appeals using the existing legal channels.

It calls for a peaceful political climate to be established through inclusive, constructive dialogue, to promote the consolidation of democracy and the smooth functioning of all the country’s institutions.

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