The mission from the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division in the Department of Political Affairs will remain in Haiti for 10 days, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard. The Electoral Division provided technical assistance to Haiti from 1990 to 1991, 1994 to 1997, 1999 to September 2000. It said it was “unable to fulfil a request for technical assistance for the Presidential elections on 26 November 2000 due to the political situation in the country.”