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Adams welcome Ted Kennedy's support for elections

29 July, 2003

Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams yesterday held a one-hour meting with US Senator Ted Kennedy in his Boston office.

Speaking following the discussions Mr Adams welcomed Mr Kennedy's forthright support for the holding of elections in the 6 counties.

Mr Adams said:

"I briefed Senator Kennedy on the current crisis in the political process and on our recent discussions with the British and Irish governments and the other parties.

"We agreed that the legitimacy of the electoral process and of the political process has been severely undermined by the cancellation of the elections. The democratic and political imperative now is for the British government to set an unqualified, without precondition, date certain for elections. This is essential if we are to reinvigorate the process.

"Unionism can not forever be allowed to exercise a veto over the necessary social, economic and political change." ENDS

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