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Minister Flanagan TD welcomes the well-run and organised nature of elections in Myanmar

International relations, Minister Charles Flanagan, Press Releases, Asia and Oceania, 2015

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, has welcomed the well-run and organised nature of elections in Myanmar on 8 November.

Minister Flanagan said:

"I welcome the significant turnout for the recent election in Myanmar, which shows that voters are supportive of the country's democratisation. While there are still further steps that need to be taken to improve the electoral process to ensure inclusiveness, the well-organised and broadly peaceful way in which the elections were carried out marks an encouraging step for the country. It will be important to ensure that the remaining steps are carried out in a transparent manner, and that the results are respected by all parties.

Along with our colleagues in the EU, Ireland is committed to supporting Myanmar's political transition process.”

ENDS

Press Office

11 November 2015