Statement on the Haitian Elections
the 1986 ouster of Jean-Claude Duvalier, the
provisional government of
Despite these disturbing events, we are heartened by the evident determination of the Haitian public not to be denied their voice in choosing those who will lead their country in a new, freer era. Now all Haitians can take pride in this historic process. Each has a responsibility: the electoral authorities to supervise the voting in an orderly and free manner, the government to ensure an environment of security and confidence, and the voting public first to express their preferences and then to respect the outcome of this process.
have named an observer delegation to witness this historic event. They carry
with them my hope and confidence in