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18 November 2010 - Guinea - Remarks to the press by the President of the Security Council

The members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary General, M. Saïd Djinnit, on the situation in Guinea and the latest developments of the presidential elections.

The members of the Security Council welcomed the holding of the run-off elections on 7 November in Guinea and the high voter turn-out.

The members of the Security Council took note of the provisional results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on 15 November. They urged all parties to follow the existing legal procedure, resolve their differences peacefully and respect the final decision of the Supreme Court.

The members of the Security Council deplored the violence that has occurred in Guinea in the aftermath of the announcement of the results. They urged all political leaders in Guinea to refrain from any acts that could incite violence and to appeal to their supporters to remain calm. They further stressed the responsibility of national security forces and government officials to maintain public order and to protect civilians.

The members of the Security Council paid tribute to the commitment of Special Representative Djinnit, and ECOWAS and its mandated Facilitator, President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso. They also welcomed the coherent approach of the United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS on this issue. They further welcomed the determination of Interim President, General Sékouba Konaté, to pursue peaceful elections in Guinea and encouraged him to continue this process until its successful conclusion in an inclusive manner across political lines.



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