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Referendum in Mauritania

Norway has aligned with an EU declaration on 28 June 2006, welcoming the proper conduct and the results of the referendum on the draft of a new Constitution in Mauritania.

27/10/2006 :: Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the referendum in Mauritania

The declaration reads as follows:

The European Union welcomes the proper conduct and the results of the referendum on the draft of a new Constitution. This vote marks an important step towards democracy and towards parliamentary and municipal elections in November 2006 and presidential elections in 2007.

The high turnout attests to the Mauritanian people’s sense of citizenship and the efficient way in which the voting was organised by the authorities under the supervision of the CENI, despite some shortcomings recorded by the observer missions.                                                                    

The European Union will continue to follow closely the conduct of the transition in Mauritania. It hopes that the future elections planned in this context will take place under well established organisational and transparency conditions.

The Acceding Country Bulgaria, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.

* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

(28 June 2006)

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