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UN Satisfied At Voting Process Despite Violence

Haiti: UN Satisfied At Voting Process Despite Isolated Violence

New York, Dec 3 2006 11:00PM

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) today expressed satisfaction with the conduct of elections in the country while voicing concern at isolated outbreaks of violence.

In a statement released in Port-au-Prince, the Secretary-General's Special Representative, Edmond Mulet, said the start of the process allowing Haitians to elect representatives and finish a number of legislative run-off elections had been good.

But MINUSTAH said it nevertheless regretted the isolated incidents of violence which upset the balloting, even if these affected only a small percentage of the electorate.

The Mission's 6,500-plus troops and 1,700 police were tasked with providing security and logistic support throughout the country, including distributing election material to some 9,200 polling stations.

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