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UN Security Council Press Elements on the Election on Burundi May 29, 2020

29.05.2020 - Press release

Check Against Delivery

The members of the Security Council have taken note of the provisional outcome of the Presidential and Legislative elections in Burundi, announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on 25 May 2020.

Taking into account that the electoral process is yet to be completed the members of the Security Council called on all stakeholders to preserve a peaceful climate and to continue to utilize peaceful and legal means to resolve any matters that may arise from the electoral process.

The members of the Security Council noted the call of the African Union Commission and the United Nations Secretariat to all political actors to “refrain from incitement that may lead to violence and to favour concerted action in dealing with electoral disputes”.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full commitment to, and support of, the people of Burundi.

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