UN Council ‘disappointment’ over lack of Haiti vote

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The UN Security Council expressed “deep disappointment” with electoral gridlock in Haiti Saturday, a day in which the country had been slated to inaugurate a new president but did not due to an indefinitely postponed vote.

Haiti’s presidential election has been repeatedly postponed, with the most recent vote, scheduled for April 24, never materializing and officials setting no new date.

In a statement, members of the UN Security Council “expressed their deep disappointment that Haitian actors failed to meet the election and inauguration deadlines agreed upon.”

Protest in Haiti capital demands departure of interim leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters have marched in Haiti’s capital demanding the departure of an interim president who was supposed to leave office this weekend. The demonstration of ex-President Michel Martelly’s Tet Kale political faction reached a peak of a few thousand in downtown Port-au-Prince. Many chanted that interim President Jocelerme Privert was illegally trying to hold onto power.

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