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Ban welcomes historic Ivoirian elections, affirming strong UN commitment
1 Nov 2010 -  1 November 2010 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the people of the Côte d’Ivoire for the peaceful conduct of yesterday’s historic elections, as he reaffirmed the United Nations’ continued commitment to assisting the West African country emerge from its devastating civil conflict. “This election is an important milestone in the efforts to restore lasting peace in the country,” according to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, following the presidential election held yesterday, which was originally scheduled for as far back as 2005 and repeatedly postponed. Full story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=36625&Cr=IVOIRE&Cr1=
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