Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sierra Leone: Political Parties 'Committed' to Peaceful Council ... -

Political political political parties in Sierra Leone have got got underscored their committedness to retention peaceful local council elections in July at an inter-party duologue meeting hosted by the United Nations.

The chief political parties in Sierra Leone have agreed to forbear from piquant in "any activity which is damaging to the retention of a peaceful election," at a meeting convened yesterday by the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) and the Political Parties Registration Committee (PPRC) in the working capital Freetown.

The United Nations said that duologue between the political political political parties was very positive and commended the political parties for their parts to the dialogue.

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The Sierra Leone Police gave a briefing to political political parties on security agreements for the elections, and provided strong self-assurances of its continuing neutrality on all political issues. The Police also agreed that particular attending should be given to the personal security of female campaigners in the local elections.

The Security Council heard in a briefing last hebdomad that the political and security state of affairs in the Occident African state was "generally calm," despite respective violent recent incidents involving protagonists of the opinion All Peoples United States Congress (APC) and the resistance Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).

Dmitry Titov, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), told the Council that Sierra Leone's local council elections would be "another major measure towards enhancing its democratic process," but he warned that latent hostilities between APC and SLPP protagonists would lift in the run-up to the polls.

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