Polls France hails the holding of elections in PakistanMay 13, 2013
Islamabad: France hails the holding of elections in Pakistan and these elections were characterized by the strong and brave mobilization of voters, women and men, who, despite the violence caused by extremist groups, freely chose to express the diversity of their opinions.
France conveys its most sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this violence, said a statement of the French Embassy here Monday.
An unprecedented number of voters demonstrated the commitment of the Pakistani population to the democratic process. Improvements were noted by the European Union Observation Mission in the organization of the polls, which allowed for an open competition between political parties.
Along with its partners from the European Union, France supports this democratic process.
France wishes for the future government to be able to efficiently fight against terrorism, progress towards a prosperous economy and establish the bases for sustainable stability in the region. With those objectives in mind, France will look forward to collaborating with the new government, the statement said.