29 November 2010

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Calls for Calm amid Deteriorating Security during Haiti Elections


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is concerned following the incidents that marked the first round of the presidential and legislative elections in Haiti on Sunday, 28 November 2010.

The Secretary-General looks forward to a solution to the political crisis in the country and calls on the Haitian people and all political actors to remain calm, since any deterioration in the security situation will have an immediate impact on the efforts to contain the ongoing cholera epidemic.

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