Brussels, 30 March 2016/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States monitored the constitutional referendum held in Senegal on 20 March 2016, with particular interest.
In a poll that all observers deemed well-organised and lawful, the Senegalese people voted in favour of a constitutional reform by referendum. The ACP Group of States welcomed this consultation which was conducted democratically, transparently and peacefully; this was a testament to the fact that Senegal is anchored in democracy.
The ACP Group of States welcomed the Senegalese people's sovereign choice in its resolute commitment to promote democracy and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The ACP Group of States commended H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, the President of the Republic of Senegal, for this historic move forward which strengthens democracy, institutions and good political and economic governance.
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