Haiti Sets Fifth Presidential Election Deadline – This time they mean it
The U.N. Security Council expressed disappointment that Haitian officials failed to meet the election deadline for the fourth time.
Haiti’s interim president Joclerme Privert said the country should be prepared for another round of presidential elections, but should be patient.
Electoral authorities in the country have missed four election deadlines, and it was scheduled that Privert would handover power on May 14 after a
government deal to handle the political crisis.
“I am calling on you all to be patient. The electoral tribunal announced the publication of the calendar for the 15th or 31st of May,” said Privert.
“The electoral tribunal is saying what the people have been waiting for. The electoral verification commission, which has a one-month mandate,
has also said that the people are waiting for the results of their work. I hope that the electoral process is definitively re-launched,” said Privert.
Haiti has endured months of sometimes violent protests after the election stand-off in January that led to the installment of an interim government.
The electoral body is looking into the allegations of fraud during the October elections.
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