UN chief concerned about Haiti election difficulties

10:15, November 30, 2010      

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned about incidents that occurred Sunday in Haiti during the first round of presidential and legislative elections in the small Caribbean country, his spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement issued here Monday.

Complaints over irregularities and problems with the electoral process were raised by several candidates in the elections.

"The secretary-general looks forward to a solution to the political crisis in the country and calls on the Haitian people and all political actors to remain calm, since any deterioration in the security situation will have an immediate impact on the efforts to contain the ongoing cholera epidemic," Nesirky said.

Haiti is currently experiencing a cholera outbreak that has cost the lives of more than 1,500 people so far. The small island country is also trying to recover and rebuild after a Jan. 12 earthquake.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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