Press Releases

    24 August 2005

    Secretary-General Calls on Guinea-Bissau Parties to Accept Supreme Court Ruling Confirming Presidential Election Result

    NEW YORK, 23 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has taken note of the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice of Guinea-Bissau, announced on 19 August 2005, which confirmed the final results of the second round of the presidential elections held on 24 July 2005. 

    He calls on all parties to accept the ruling of the Court, made within the framework of the electoral law and the country's constitutional process, in order to enable Guinea-Bissau to move forward to a more peaceful and prosperous future with the support of the international community.

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