On Eve of Presidential Polls in Malawi, Secretary-General Stresses Need for Credible, Peaceful Elections, Observing Protocol to Prevent COVID-19 Infection


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

On the eve of presidential elections in Malawi scheduled to take place tomorrow, the Secretary-General calls on all political actors and stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, while observing all preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.

The Secretary-General underlines the importance of refraining from violence and hate speech, and of upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Secretary-General reiterates the support of the United Nations to the people and Government of Malawi in their efforts to consolidate peace, democracy and sustainable development.

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