Secretary-General’s statement on the election in South Africa – 8 May 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo

New York, 8 May 2014- The Secretary-General congratulates the people and Government of South Africa on the peaceful holding of parliamentary and provincial elections yesterday, amid reports of high voter turnout.

He applauds the determination of South Africans to participate meaningfully in the democratic system the country has fought so hard to establish, starting with the first multi-racial elections 20 years ago.

The United Nations is committed to continue supporting South Africa in its efforts to advance justice and development for the benefit of all segments of society.