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On the situation in Côte d'Ivoire

Date

16 Dec 2010

Sections

Global Europe

The European Parliament voted this morning on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire.

"We are all concerned about the severe political crisis affecting this country", said Elie Hoarau MEP (France) following today's European Parliament vote, "the decision of the Constitutional Court to challenge, in violation of election rules, the results of elections officially verified by the Independent Electoral Commission is unanimously condemned by the international community.

The EU, UN, African Union, the ACP-EU, ECOWAS and the European Parliament have demanded respect for the official election results and the installation of a new president of the republic as announced by the Independent Commission for Elections, and validated by the UN. "

"All political groups in Parliament have expressed their agreement on these key points. They also called for a halt to the tensions in the country that could lead to civil war, which would be" Hoarau concluded "a human, social and economic disaster for Côte d'Ivoire."

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