FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, entrepreneur and youth leader Pascéus Juvensky St. Fleur, 26, holds up his copy of the Haitian constitution during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti has unveiled multiple proposed changes to overhaul the country’s Constitution that officials plan to present to voters starting in Feb. 2021 for an upcoming referendum that looms amid growing unrest. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

The Provisional Electoral Council announced in a statement Monday that it would postpone the referendum because of the severe COVID-19 wave hitting Haiti. 

The CEP did not provide a new date. The organizing body had already rescheduled the referendum from April 25 to June 27.

A new electoral calendar will be published after members if the CEP receive guidance from the Ministry of Public Health and of the Population (MSPP).

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