Rice to support Haiti presidential elections

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to Haiti on Tuesday to show support for presidential elections set for Nov. 20.

During her daylong visit, she will meet with members of the interim government that has been in place since shortly after the ouster of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February 2004.

Rice also will meet with representatives of a U.N. peacekeeping force that has been attempting to preserve stability in the country as it prepares for the elections, the AP informs.

During her recent stay at the United Nations, Rice met with representatives of countries that contribute aid to Haiti and troops to the peacekeeping force.

Among other topics, they discussed requirements for holding a successful election.


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