Credible elections critical for people of Burundi, says UN Chief

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By Sadiya Hamza
UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that peaceful and credible elections are critical for the people of Burundi.
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Ban, in his note to UN correspondents in New York on Friday, expressed the hope that all Burundians would seize the opportunity to consolidate peace and stability in their country.

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The secretary-general said he was pleased that the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB) officially started work on Jan.1 as mandated by Security Council resolution 2137 (2014).

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that MENUB is headed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Cassam Uteem of Mauritius.

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MENUB is to monitor and report on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections that have been scheduled between May and September. (NAN)


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