NEW YORK, 14th December, 2015 (WAM) — On the eve of the referendum on the draft Constitution in the Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the referendum is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner.

“The referendum is a significant milestone towards the end of the transition in the Central African Republic which will lay new foundations for a stable future for the country and its people,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.

Mr. Ban also reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to continue to support the efforts of the Transitional Authorities and the electoral process.