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Presidential elections in Mexico

Norway has aligned with an EU declaration on the result of the Presidential elections in Mexico, published in Brussels on 6 September 2006.

The declaration reads as follows:

The European Union acknowledges the result of the Presidential elections in July, as endorsed by the Federal Electoral Tribunal on 5 September, and warmly congratulates the President-Elect, Mr. Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. The EU underlines its desire to continue to work closely together with Mexico.

The independent European Union Election Observation Mission has reported that the electoral authorities have conducted the electoral process in an impartial, professional and transparent manner. The Observation Mission will publish its final report in due course. The European Union recommends dialogue as a way to resolve political differences. The European Union calls on all Mexicans to act in favour of the future development of the country, respecting the framework of democratic institutions.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.
* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process

(6 September 2006)

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