UN electoral needs assessment mission arrives in Haiti

8 June 2004

A United Nations team arrived in Haiti today to catalogue the help the world body can provide to the Caribbean country as it prepares for democratic, free and transparent elections in 2005, a UN spokesman said today.

The mission from the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division in the Department of Political Affairs will remain in Haiti for 10 days, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard.

The Electoral Division provided technical assistance to Haiti from 1990 to 1991, 1994 to 1997, 1999 to September 2000. It said it was “unable to fulfil a request for technical assistance for the Presidential elections on 26 November 2000 due to the political situation in the country.”

 

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