More than three months have passed since the result of the 2011-2015 HIC President Elections was first announced. According to the Presidential and Board Election and Representation By-Law , November 26th was the deadline to present objections. Given that no objections have been raised, I will have the honour and the responsibility of assuming this new role within our Coalition.
First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the member organizations that have exercised their right to vote, for contributing to the strengthening of the democratic culture inside HIC. Secondly, I would like to acknowledge the serious and dedicated role the Electoral Committee has assumed during these long months, as well as the constant attention the General Secretariat Team in Santiago, Chile paid to the process. Last but not least, I send a very especial thank you to Davinder Lamba, the outgoing HIC President, for the work done in these past years and the quality of his participation in the elections. Together with the Wisdom Keepers, we will need their vast experience and guidance in the journey we have to face.
Both the votes and the numerous messages of congratulations and support that I have received from around the world during the past weeks –from members of social movements, civil society organizations, allied networks and platforms, representatives from foundations, cooperation agencies and UN bodies- represent an invaluable impulse and a enormous commitment for the work I have to do.
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