Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 27, 2014

I join President Obama in congratulating the Tunisian people on the success of yesterday’s legislative elections. We welcome this important step to form a democratically elected Parliament and to build the foundation for a democratic, secure, and prosperous future. This milestone in Tunisia’s transition to democracy exemplifies why Tunisia remains a beacon of hope, not only to the Tunisian people, but to the region and the world. I was encouraged to note the strong turnout and to see voting proceed peacefully and without any significant security incidents. The United States is committed to working with the next democratically elected government of Tunisia that will result from this vote.