“With the free and democratic election of their President, which was of superlative quality, the men and women of Tunisia have given themselves the finest New Year gift that a democrat can imagine,” said Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC) on behalf of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) delegation which observed the second round of the presidential election on 21 December 2014.
“The poll went off in an exemplary fashion. The delegation congratulates the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) and the tens of thousands of persons, officials of the 11 000 polling stations and observers, who contributed to the calm and absolutely proper conduct of this historic ballot.
Thus Tunisia has completed the revolutionary transitional phase by establishing institutions with the greatest possible legitimacy to answer forthwith the citizens’ hopes of building a just society and a flourishing economy in which nobody feels forgotten.
The country which was the source of the Arab Spring has succeeded in garnering the fruit of its efforts, to the delight of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe,” said Andreas Gross.
Contacts: Andreas Gross, tel. +41 79 401 71 01
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