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Ban Voices UN Readiness to Help Tunisia Hold Credible Elections

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 1, 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for support for the establishment of an inclusive interim government in Tunisia, telling the summit of the African Union that the United Nations is willing to help the North African country hold credible elections.

“We at the United Nations will be pleased to help the people of Tunisia freely choose their leaders through timely and credible elections,” Mr. Ban said in his address to the African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Civil unrest forced Tunisia’s president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, to flee the country earlier this month as people took to the streets in often violent protests reportedly against rising prices of essential commodities, lack of employment opportunities, alleged corruption and limitations on fundamental rights and freedoms. Read the rest of this entry »

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