Pakistan - Parliamentary Elections (25 July 2018) [fr]
Statements by the Deputy Spokesperson of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (August 1, 2018)
France welcomes the mobilization of the Pakistani people, who went to the polls to exercise their electoral rights despite calls from extremist groups and incidents during the electoral process, which will be detailed in the final report of the Election Observation Mission of the European Union.
We strongly condemn the violence that has bereaved the electoral process, including the attacks in Mastung and Quetta, and express our condolences to the families of the victims.
France congratulates the future leaders of the country and stands ready to start constructive relations with the government which will be chosen by the parliament.
This election marks, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the second consecutive transfer of power between two democratically elected governments. It constitutes a new step in the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. France will stand alongside Pakistan in the continuation of this process, as well as support the economic and social development of the country.