HAITI / ELECTION PREPS

23-Nov-2010 00:02:53
UN Special Representative Edmund Mulet says that this Sunday's election in Haiti is very important for the international community for the money that needs to be delivered for reconstruction, adding "it is much easier to do that with a legitimate government." MINUSTAH
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STORY: HAITI / ELECTION PREPS
TRT: 2:53
SOURCE: MINUSTAH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 19, 21 and 22 NOVEMBER 2010, ILE DE LA GONAVE / PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
SHOTLIST
21 NOVEMBER 2010, PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI

1. Wide shot, Electoral Security Agents (ASE) attending training by UN Police
2. Wide shot UN Police talking to ASE
3. SOUNDUP (French) UN Police:
“The entire world is watching Haiti”
3. Close up, ASE taking notes
4. Wide shot, UN Police giving practical security training to ASE
5. Med shot, UN Police blocking stick attack by ASE during practical exercise
6. Med shot, ASE trainees following exercise
7. Various shots, exercise of security exercise with a stick

22 NOVEMBER 2010, PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI

8. SOUNDBITE (French) Edmond MULET, Special Representative of UN Secretary General in Haiti:
"Voting is the people’s secret weapon. Even if they are being intimidate or if pressure was exercised on them one way or another, this is a very, very private and intimate encounter between every voter and his candidate. I can guarantee you that this vote, when it will be counted and added to the others, it will be respected."

19 NOVEMBER 2010, ILE DE LA GONAVE, HAITI

9. Med shot, Port au Prince tarmac seen from inside helicopter
10. Close up, electoral kits inside helicopter
11. Pan right, UN staff inside helicopter with electoral kits
12. Wide shot, child in the middle of empty square
13. Wide shot, children watching helicopter landing
14. Wide shot, open rear boot of helicopter
15. Med shot, electoral kits being loaded on a vehicle
16. Wide shot, road with see in the back
17. Med shot, electoral officers on top of moving vehicle transporting kits
18. Pan right, electoral officers unloading electoral kits
19. Med shot, electoral officers piling up electoral kits in Departmental Electoral office

22 NOVEMBER 2010, PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI

20. SOUNDBITE (French) Edmond MULET, Special Representative of UN Secretary General in Haiti:
“For the International Community too this is very important. For the help, support and money that needs to be delivered for reconstruction. And for all the other aspects that Haiti is facing now. It is much easier to do that with a legitimate government.”
21. Wide shot, military convoy driving through PAP
22. Med shot, UN Brazilian military sitting on top of military vehicle in convoy
23. Various shots, UN Brazilian troops walking through Cite Soleil slum
24. SOUNDBITE (English) Luiz Fernando Guillerme Cruz, MINUSTAH Force Commander:
"I have deployed everybody which means there are 8600 troops all around the country to work together with National Haitian Police and all electoral people in the country.”
25. Med shot, UN Brazilian Military troops patrolling in IDP camp in Cite Soleil, Port au Prince
26. Wide shot, UN Brazilian Military troops walking among camp
27. Various shots, UN troops walking in the camp
STORYLINE
With less than a week to go before presidential elections in Haiti, the United Nations Stabilization mission in the Caribbean country (MINUSTAH) continues to mobilize its resources to help Haitians vote in a secure environment.

More than 4000 electoral security agents are being trained by UN Police. These agents will be in charge of securing the 11,000 polling offices.

Political troubles have started to erupt in several parts of the country last week but Edmond Mulet, Chief of MINUSTAH, reassured that “this vote, when it will be counted and added to the others, it will be respected."

According to Mulet, this will be the first time that election will be held on the date set by the Haitian constitution. And the drive to restore stability in the country is high despite the devastation caused by a major earthquake, Cholera outbreak and floods.

He added that “support and money” as well as “a legitimate government” are needed to help Haiti’s reconstruction.

After dispatching the electoral material, MINUSTAH is now deploying its 8,600 military force as well as 3,200 UN Police who are working alongside the Haitian National Police to ensure a peaceful and secure election.
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