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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Algeria

He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections

NEW YORK, United States of America, May 19, 2017/APO/ --

The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May 2017 elections to the People's National Assembly. He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections. The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process.

The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May 2017, at the invitation of the Government.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.