Mali – General elections (24 November 2013)
France welcomes the smooth running of the first round of the Malian general elections. Following President Keita’s election, the ballot is an important stage in drawing a line under the crisis and consolidating democracy in the country.
We fully appreciate the work done by MINUSMA [United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali] to make the voting secure and support the political process that enabled the election to be organized.
Mali’s regeneration must involve dialogue, a rejection of violence, and respect for the democratic institutions. Alongside our different partners, we shall remain mindful of and committed to Mali’s stabilization and development.