United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the Tunisian people on the successful organisation of the presidential runoff and congratulated Beji Caid Essebsi on his election as President of the Republic. "
"This historic event is a crucial step in the country's transition and a clear demonstration of the people's desire for an accountable and representative government," Ban Ki-moon said in a statement posted, Tuesday on the UN official website.
He reiterated the UN's will to keep on supporting the Tunisian authorities as they tackle the challenges the country is facing and pursue the process of democratic consolidation and economic development.
Mr. Ban also congratulated the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) on its constant efforts to end the transition process.
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