20 February 2006

Press Statement of Haiti by Security Council President

NEW YORK, 17 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 applaud the Haitian people for their patience and continuing commitment to democracy.  Based on the announcement made by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), the members of the Council congratulate Rene Preval on his victory in Haiti's presidential election and look forward to working with the new Government to help Haitians build a better future for their country.  The members of the Council urge all Haitians to redouble their efforts to promote political dialogue and national reconciliation, including participation in the second round of parliamentary elections and municipal and local elections.

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