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Statement by the Guinea Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission

Published Wednesday October 23 2013

The Guinea Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission congratulates the people of Guinea for their peaceful participation in the legislative elections, as a testimony to their commitment to good citizenship and democracy.

The Configuration takes note of the publication of the provisional results of the legislative elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on Friday, 18th October and invites political stakeholders to follow the avenues of legal recourse for the resolution of electoral disputes. Pending the announcement of the final election results by the Supreme Court, the Configuration welcomes the continued engagement of political stakeholders in the established structures for dialogue, notably the Follow-up committee set up pursuant to the 3 July 2013 agreement and encourages all relevant stakeholders to maintain the atmosphere of calm and tranquillity which has prevailed in the country since the poll.

The Configuration welcomes the efforts to observe the elections and to support social peace deployed by the Guinean civil society, the regional and sub-regional organisations – the African Union, ECOWAS and the Mano River Union – as well as by Guinea’s international partners, including the European Union and the International Organisation of the Francophonie. The Configuration renews its commendation for the indefatigable efforts in support of the political dialogue by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Said Djinnit and his team.

The Configuration looks forward to the establishment of the new, democratic, and representative National Assembly and assures the government and the people of Guinea that it stands ready to continue supporting the country beyond the elections on the path towards the consolidation of democracy, peace and inclusive sustainable socio-economic development.