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Mali – general elections

Published on November 27, 2013
Press briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman (excerpts)

Paris, November 26, 2013

France welcomes the smooth running of the first round of the Malian general elections. Following President Keita’s election, the ballot is an important stage in drawing a line under the crisis and consolidating democracy in the country.

We fully appreciate the work done by MINUSMA [United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali] to make the voting secure and support the political process that enabled the election to be organized.

Mali’s regeneration must involve dialogue, a rejection of violence, and respect for the democratic institutions. Alongside our different partners, we shall remain mindful of and committed to Mali’s stabilization and development. (…)./.

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