UN mission says able to provide security for Haitian election

15:11, May 21, 2010      

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The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti said Thursday that it is able to provide security guarantees for the country's general election scheduled for the end of this year.

Spokesman George Ola-Davies said the mission is ready to "do everything possible" to ensure a "democratic and peaceful" constitutional handover of power.

He added that the UN, the Organization of American States (OAS) and other international organizations are helping Haiti authorities in making preparations for the Haitian general election.

Haitian President Rene Preval has said that while the Senate already approved a measure allowing him to stay in office for three months after his presidency ends on Feb. 7, 2011, he still wishes the general election would be held as scheduled.

The general election, originally scheduled for November, has been postponed due to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country on Jan. 12, killing an estimated 230,000 to 300,000 people.

Source:Xinhua

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