COPENHAGEN, 28 October 2011 — Riccardo Migliori, who led the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's election observation mission to Tunisia last week, made the following statement today regarding news of post-election violence in the Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid.

"I am very concerned about the news of violence coming from Sidi Bouzid, a city I visited last Sunday together with OSCE PA Secretary General Spencer Oliver to observe the election and where I noticed wonderful civic participation and a sense of pride of the voters of this city. I call on all stakeholders to accept the deliberations of the independent authority for elections (ISIE) and follow due process of law to submit their complaints and appeals. The Tunisian people offered a great demonstration of political maturity last Sunday and during the past ten months and deserve to see their democratic transition achieve the results they all wish for."