Wednesday, January 23, 2013
“We hope that the three branches of the state power work together diligently toward that goal,” he said in a statement released by the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH, which Fernandez heads.
According to that release, the most urgent task now is to put in place an Electoral Council.
In that context, he said that a 25 December agreement between the executive and legislative branches, on the formation of a Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council was an important first step and he urged its work be carried out without delay, in an independent and transparent manner.
The special representative reiterated that MINUSTAH and the international community are ready to support the organization of inclusive elections in Haiti.
The Security Council established MINUSTAH in June 2004 to restore a secure and stable environment, to promote the political process, to strengthen Haiti’s government institutions and rule-of-law-structures, as well as to promote and to protect human rights.
It has also helped support Haiti’s authorities with recovery efforts in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck in January 2010, as well as supporting preparations for presidential elections held in 2011.