Peaceful, credible elections critical for Burundian people: UN chief

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that peaceful and credible elections are critical for the people of Burundi, voicing his hope that "all Burundians will seize this opportunity to consolidate peace and stability in their country."

The secretary-general made the remarks in a statement issued by his spokesman, one day after the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (to be known by the French acronym of MENUB) officially started work on Jan. 1 under a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council.

MENUB is headed by the secretary-general's special envoy, Cassam Uteem of Mauritius, and will follow and report on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections that are scheduled between May and September 2015.

In 2015, Burundi will organize five polls in a four-month period between May and September, with the presidential election taking place on June 26. Endi

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