Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (13.05.) on the parliamentary elections in Pakistan:
The high turnout for the elections in Pakistan is a clear and courageous sign for democracy and against terrorism. The people of Pakistan have not allowed themselves to be intimidated by threats and violence and have chosen the path of democratic renewal.
I trust that the future leadership will honour the great gesture of good faith shown by the citizens of Pakistan. The people’s hopes for stability, democracy and prosperity should determine the new government’s agenda.