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Many Haitians are concerned about avoiding another contested election, like the ones that took place in 2015 and 2016. Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre

The White House is pushing for timely elections in Haiti, a spokesperson said in a recent press briefing. 

The need for elections in Haiti, which has been a consistent U.S. demand since last year, was one of the main policies outlined by White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, during a Sept. 9 briefing on U.S. relations with Haiti. 

In the briefing, Jean-Pierre also said the U.S. continues to prioritize helping Haiti recover after the Aug. 14. magnitude 7.2 earthquake. USAID has already sent a disaster response team and provided at least $32 million to support relief and recovery.

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The White House is pushing for timely elections in Haiti, a spokesperson said in a recent press briefing. 

The need for elections in Haiti, which has been a consistent U.S. demand since last year, was one of the main policies outlined by White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, during a Sept. 9 briefing on U.S. relations with Haiti. 

In the briefing, Jean-Pierre also said the U.S. continues to prioritize helping Haiti recover after the Aug. 14. magnitude 7.2 earthquake. USAID has already sent a disaster response team and provided at least $32 million to support relief and recovery.

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.