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UN wants peaceful, credible, inclusive polls in Bangladesh

27 Dec 2018, 12:32

NTV Online
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. File Photo

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all stakeholders to ensure an environment free of violence, intimidation and coercion before, during and after the general election in Bangladesh, so as to enable a peaceful, credible and inclusive polls.

‘All Bangladeshi citizens, including minorities and women, must feel safe and confident in exercising their right to vote, said Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General adding, ‘Civil society and electoral observers should be fully supported to play their role in the process.’

The Secretary-General reiterates the continued commitment of the United Nations to support a peaceful and democratic Bangladesh, reports the UNB.

In a tweet message posted on Thursday, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General said, ‘Ahead of the upcoming elections in Bangladesh, the UN General Secretary calls for an environment free of violence, intimidation and coercion.’

In the message, he also said all Bangladeshis, including minorities and women, must feel safe and confident in exercising their right to vote.

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