Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, April 14, 2014)

Guinea-Bissau – General elections (April 13, 2014)

France welcomes the high turnout by the people of Guinea-Bissau in the parliamentary and presidential elections which took place on April 13.

It pays tribute to all of the national and international actors, and above all to the Economic Community of West African States and the United Nations, who allowed these elections to take place without incident.

Pending the announcement of the results, France calls on all political actors and security forces to maintain the calm and spirit of responsibility that have prevailed and to encourage people to use legal channels in the event of any appeals.