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Annan Congratulates Bush On Re-Election

Annan Congratulates Bush On Re-Election

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today congratulated President Bush on his re-election, and pledged his commitment to working with the US leader on the whole range of issues facing the United Nations and the world.

A statement issued by a UN spokesman said Mr. Annan applauded the Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, "on his prompt and statesmanlike decision to accept the outcome."

It also paid tribute "to the American people on the impressive demonstration of democracy they have given by turning out in record numbers to participate in yesterday's election."

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