Mexico: Annan looks for inclusive economic progress as new president confirmed

7 September 2006

Taking note that Mexico’s highest electoral authority has confirmed the results of the presidential election held in July, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that the country can now move forward towards inclusive economic development.

In a statement issued by his spokesman, he congratulated Mexicans for their commitment to democracy and “the exemplary way in which they turned out to vote.”

The statement added that Mr. Annan “recognizes the efforts of more than a decade to build the country’s electoral institutions.”

The spokesman voiced the Secretary-General’s hopes that the country “can now move forward, in the interest of all Mexicans, along a path of inclusive national development and economic opportunities for all.”

A Mexican court ruled this week that Felipe Calderón Hinojosa had won the presidential poll on 2 July, following a challenge to the result by another candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.


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