16 February 2006

Press Statement on Haiti by Security Council President

NEW YORK, 15 February (UN Headquarters) -- Following is today's statement to the press on Haiti by Security Council President John Bolton (United States):

The members of the Security Council call on the Haitian people to uphold their commitment to democracy and the rule of law manifest in their peaceful participation in the vote of 7 February 2006 by refraining from violence as the results of the election are tabulated and reviewed.  They urge all Haitians with concerns or questions about possible post-electoral irregularities to pursue these peacefully and legally with the Haitian electoral authorities immediately, and they call on those authorities to fully investigate those charges.  The members of the Council reiterate their call for all Haitians to respect the results of the election when they are announced and to remain engaged in the political process.

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