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2011 Press Releases

Statement of the United States on the Preliminary Results of the Second Round of the Elections in Haiti

April 4, 2011

The announcement by the Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP) of the preliminary results of the second round of the elections is another important milestone as the people of Haiti move forward to rebuild their country.

Election-day accounts by Haitian and international observers uniformly reported that, while there were cases of irregularities and fraud on March 20, these cases were isolated and reduced, especially when compared to the first round of voting.

The United States calls upon all political actors to resolve any outstanding questions of the electoral results through the contestation process.  The Haitian people have shown great perseverance and patience throughout this process, and we hope that they continue to express themselves peacefully. 

The United States stands by the people of Haiti in their efforts to rebuild their country and realize their vision of a more stable, democratic, and prosperous nation.

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