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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 26, 2001


Results of Honduran Presidential Election

The United States applauds the people of Honduras for again demonstrating their unwavering commitment to democracy through the exercise of free and fair elections on November 25.

The United States congratulates Ricardo Maduro on his election as President of Honduras.

Our nationsí historically close relationship has broadened and deepened over the past four years during the administration of President Carlos Flores, whose outstanding leadership has guided Honduras through one of its most difficult periods. We look forward to continuing close ties with Hondurasís new administration, cooperating on mutual interests such as strengthening democracy and the rule of law, fighting terrorism and other international crimes, and fostering investment as well as poverty reduction. We are confident that President-elect Maduroís commitment to democracy, his interest in health and educational reform, his stance on common crime, and his extensive professional experience as an international businessman and former president of Hondurasís Central Bank, will help his country address the challenges that lie ahead for Honduras.


Released on November 26, 2001

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